A DEDICATED boy has raised over £600 by walking ten miles and dying his hair "NHS blue".

Nathan Grimshaw, eight, was inspired to take up the challenge after seeing a family friend walk 100 miles around their back garden.

Mum Jemma said: "He wanted to do something too but he's a bit young to be walking 100 miles.

"We agreed on ten and he wanted to dye his hair the same blue as the NHS colours to show his support.

"He covered the 10 miles over three days, during his one hour exercise outside. He did three miles on the first two days, and the final four miles on day three."

The youngster and his family planned his route carefully, ensuring that they passed by the houses of friends and family who came out to cheer him on.

He desperately wanted to raise £200 for the NHS Charities Together to thank healthcare staff, and has smashed through that target.

Mrs Grimshaw added: "He's absolutely loving it, he had a great time doing the walk and a few cars even beeped and waved at him as they went past.

"He was so excited every time we told him some one had donated – his face just lit up.

"He loved every minute of it, we're trying to get the word out to up the total because it would make him so happy to see it go up.

"Nathan's very selfless, he's my little hero."

The family have read every message left on the justgiving page to Nathan.

So far, 57 people have donated £620 in support of his fundraising efforts.

The money will be used to support the mental and physical wellbeing of NHS staff caring for patients who have been diagnosed with covid-19.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/nathan2711 for more information, or to make a donation.