Five-year-old boy climbs mountain after his dad died in a motorcycle accident

A grieving five-year-old put his heartbreak aside to climb a mountain in honour of his late father (Picture: Wales News Service)

A little boy has climbed a mountain – one of the highest in Britain, in fact – in order to raise vital funds for charity.

The brave five-year-old did this in honour of his late father.

Schoolboy Calan Rees raised £1,800 for a rescue team that tried to save his dad Sam, after being in a motorcycle accident aged 26.

Calan, of Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, presented a cheque using the donated money to the Wales Air Ambulance.

On the first anniversary of his dad Sam’s death, Calan hiked up Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons, which is the highest peak in southern Britain.

Calan was surrounded by family and friends as he hiked Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons (Picture: Wales News Service)

His mum Gemma says: ‘We absolutely loved our base visit it really was more of an eye opener to what incredible, dedication, love and support our heroes put into every patient in need.

‘Our heroes don’t get enough credit and we couldn’t thank them enough.

‘We are so thankful and grateful for all the support and love that our community put in to help us raise the money for an amazing cause!’

Though an emotionally challenging day, Calan was able to do something positive to support others.

A grieving five-year-old put his heartbreak aside to climb a mountain in honour of his late father. Schoolboy Calan Rees raised ?1,800 for the rescue team who tried to save his dad Sam when he died in an off-road motorcycle accident aged just 26. Calan was surrounded by family and friends as he hiked Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons on the first anniversary of Sam's death. WALES NEWS SERVICE

Schoolboy Calan Rees raised £1,800 for the rescue team who tried to save his dad Sam when he died in an off-road motorcycle accident (Picture: Wales News Service)

Katie Macro, Wales Air Ambulance’s campaigns manager, adds: ‘Calan-James and Gemma have raised a fantastic £1,879 for the charity in memory of their much-loved father and partner, Sam.

‘Despite the pain the family are going through, they wanted to help raise funds so our medics could be there for the people of Wales when they need us most, which is inspirational.’

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