The uncle of a young Daventry girl who has a brain tumour will take part in a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for charity.
Ollie Jaycock, 24, will be doing the London 100 bike ride by travelling from London to Surrey next month.
He is doing it in a bid to help out similar children to 10-year-old Milly.
She has a brain tumour and following an unsuccessful surgery attempt last year, her family made the difficult decision to not proceed with further interventions.
Mr Jaycock will be doing the fundraising on Sunday, August 4 and will be fundraising for the Rays of Sunshine Charity. The organisation grants wishes for children with serious or life-threatening illnesses whose tumour is inoperable.
Alex Adkins, Milly’s mum, said: “It is just amazing, we are all really proud of him to be doing this bike ride. He has gone from not owning a bike, to riding one, training and now doing a bike ride.
“Milly has had a lot of help from the charity in getting the chance to meet JLS and travelling to London.”
The 10-year-old is also delighted with her uncle’s efforts.
Mrs Adkins said: “Milly is always asking how the training is going and was asking if she could be towed along by him for the final few miles. We thought he might be a bit tired by then!
“Ollie is hoping to raise as much as possible. We know these are hard times but even giving £1 can make a big difference and would be amazing.
Milly is currently receiving palliative chemotherapy and travelled to Disneyland Paris and watched a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London thanks to the charity.
Mrs Adkins said of her daughter’s condition: “Milly is coping really well with the treatment.
“She’s still smiling and is a really happy little girl. She is going to school and that makes a difference to give her as normal a life as possible. And that makes her happy.”
Mr Jaycock from Culworth who works as a chef at The Red Lion in the same village, said: “After all that the charity have done for Milly I thought it would be nice to give something back so that another child can have similar experiences to those Milly has had.”
To sponsor Mr Jaycock visit www.justgiving.co.uk/Olliejaycock