A BOY of 13 completed a seven mile sponsored walk – in aid of a diabetes charity.
Christopher Owen, who lives in Corwen, has been diagnosed with diabetes type one which means he is insulin dependent.
A pupil of Ysgol Dinas Brân in Llangollen, he decided to raise money to give something back to the people who have helped him.
He said: “I have been diabetic for 17 months now, and have to inject myself four times a day. That’s not including the four times a day I have to test my blood sugar.
“I did this sponsored walk for Diabetes UK because I feel I need to give something back to the people that have helped me.”
His walk started from Corwen and up the forestry road to the top of the mountain and then he made his way down to the village of Cynwyd, returning to Corwen, about seven miles later.
He said: “I hope to raise a lot of money for this very good cause as more than two million people in the UK are diagnosed with diabetes and more than 500,000 people have diabetes but are completely unaware of it.”
Christopher added he would like to thank all the people who sponsored him and made it possible for him to do the walk.