A BOLTON schoolboy managed to live the best of both worlds this week by playing computer games while at the same time raising money for charity.

Ryan Sumner took part in the Macmillan charity ‘Gaming Marathon’ last week.

The 12-year-old signed up to the activity and played for 15 hours raising £255.88 in the process.

Proud mum Collette Heyes said: “This is his first-ever time raising money for charity.

“After less that 48 hours of the appeal, he smashed his first goal of £50, his second goal of £100, his third goal of £150 and has amended his target to £200!

“When he came to me saying it was for 24 hours I said it was too long so we said he would do 15.

“I just love that no matter what Ryan has had to put up with in his life, he just gets on with it. He is just so resilient and hardworking.

“Ryan made little sponsor bags to hand out to students and his teachers .

“After speaking to his head of year, she said that she will hand some to teachers and that they are all very proud of him at Thornleigh.

“Ryan is such a selfless, kind and intelligent little soul and I couldn’t be any prouder.

“I’m so proud at how much he has raised already for his first every charity effort. I hope this will inspire him to do more and more in the future.”