A north-east youngster has been praised by a parliamentarian after cycling 26 miles to help a charity close to his heart.
Arran Keenon, who lives in Cammachmore near Stonehaven, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in December.
The lifelong condition causes inflammation in the digestive system.
After receiving help to return to health from the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association, 12-year-old Arran wanted to give something back.
Donning his cycling gear, he braved heavy rain and muddy hills to pedal 26 miles on the roads near his house – raising hundreds of pounds in donations in the process.
Arran said: “I was delighted to get involved and help such a great charity.
“Since my diagnosis they’ve helped me so much and I wanted to say thanks.
“This was a small way I could do that.
“It’s an honour to have raised money for a charity that provides support and assistance to other children with the same illnesses.”
Scottish Conservative MSP Liam Kerr has now asked the Scottish Parliament to formally congratulate Arran on his achievement.
He said: “Arran’s determination to go the extra mile to help a charity that is close to his heart is absolutely fantastic.
“Not only is he an inspiration because of his fundraising activities, Arran is also returning back to full health after being diagnosed with Crohn’s and his bravery at such a young age should also be commended.”
To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/arran-s-2-6-challenge.