A SCHOOL boy compelled to raise money after his dad was diagnosed with cancer is set to donate £2,000 to Prospect Hospice.

When Drew Wild’s father was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to do something to help in the fight against the illness.

Drew is just 11 but he tasked himself with raising money for the hospice charity and decided to take on the five peak challenge in Cumbria.

His fundraising peaked at an impressive £2,000 and his father Martin, who was diagnosed with bowel, liver and lymphoid cancer last year, said that the Shalbourne born school boy had earned every penny because of the bad weather conditions.

Mum Sarah Wild, 50, said: “I think he felt like he wasn’t able to do anything to help his dad and I think he had been secretly looking at the hospice leaflets, spotted that some people raise money and that gave him the idea.

“The trip to Cumbria was booked before my husband was diagnosed last year and so he suggested to complete the five peak challenge while we were there. He ended up doing six mountains and in the most appalling conditions.

"Sometimes the fog was so think and the rain was so heavy that he was frozen through by the time he got to the top."

Staff at the hospice have helped the family deal with Mr Wild’s diagnosis and praised Drew’s fundraising efforts.

Battling terrible weather conditions including fog and heavy rain, Drew travelled to Cumbria with family and friends and climbed the mountains during his summer holiday.

Drew was joined by his father during the challenge despite doctors warning him against the mission.

The family from Shalbourne are now set to present a cheque to Prospect Hospice during a ceremony expected to take place in September.