A YOUNG hero decided to set himself a swimming challenge to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Southcote Primary school pupil Dylan Bryson, 10, fundraised for Children with Cancer UK by completing a mammoth swim.

Dylan took on a 2.5km, or 100 lengths, swim at Bradfield College pool on October 21.

Having been inspired by five-year-old Toby Nye, who battles with cancer, Dylan decided to challenge himself.

He set himself a target of £500 and is well on the way to reaching his goal, with more than £350 already raised.

Dylan’s father, Anthony, said: “As his dad I am very proud of him for thinking of doing this.

“It makes him feel great to raise money for children with cancer.”

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anthony-bryson1.