A GOOD Samaritan is hoping to raise a mega amount of cash by taking on a gruelling 13-mile walk.

Lee Anderson, 39, is joining a group of friends to raise money for Cancer Research UK and teenager Alfie Ward.

Alfie, 16, was diagnosed with Ganglioneuroblastoma in September 2005 at the age of three.

The young man was on the road to recovery but he relapsed in December 2011.

So Mr Anderson, who lives in Reading, will join a group of pals to take on the Shine Night Walk on September 22.

He said: "As well as raising money for Cancer Research UK, we wanted to do something a little more personal this year. Through social media, we were put in touch with Alfie’s family and as soon as we heard his story, we knew we wanted to do all we could to help. "Alfie has courageously battled cancer since he was just three years old, and the hope is that getting vital treatment abroad could help him beat the disease once and for all.

“The 13-mile walk will be fairly challenging but we’re all looking forward to it. We’ll be doing a bit of training beforehand as walking that distance in one stretch is not something you do every day."

Mr Anderson and his friends will pass some iconic landmarks on the route, including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

They want to raise £1,000 which will be split between Cancer Research UK and young Alfie.

Alfie's mother Shelly, said: "We’re really grateful to all the people supporting Alfie. We’ve been told that antibodies therapy will give Alfie the best chance of recovery, but this has to be done privately so comes with a cost.

“We were really touched when Lee and his friends decided they wanted to help our fundraising effort and we’re looking forward to hearing how they get on during the Night Walk.”

Visit: www.justgiving.com/lee-anderson25 to donate.