A tragic 13-year-old Manchester lad has inspired a dairy boss to travel from John O’Groats to Lands End…on a lawnmower.
Trevor Hanover, from Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, undertake the epic road trip later this month in memory of Ted Jay, who lost his battle with Leukaemia in April.
Ted was supported by the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, which provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
Trevor is the owner of North East milk delivery business Hanover Dairies, which has been a long term supporter of the children's charity, raising more than £80,000 over the past four years.
After suffering a severe bleed in his brain which meant he lost the use of one side of his body, Ted battled bravely over many months to relearn to use his whole body, enabling him to spend more time with his friend Ben, who was a family support worker at the Rainbow Trust.
His proud parents Penny and Peter said: "We were fighting the cancer, but we had a lot of fun along the way.
“This lawnmower challenge sounds crazy and brave and Ted would've been well up for it if he was still with us. It is a fitting challenge in his memory."
CHALLENGE: Trevor Hanover on his mower
Previous fundraising events organised by Hanover Dairies in aid of the Rainbow Trust include walking the Highlands of Scotland, cycling from Hexham to Surrey and driving an electric milk float from Lands End to John O'Groats.
Trevor is hoping to raise £20,000 for the charity and anyone wanting to donate can do so by logging onto www.justgiving.com/hanover-dairies