A TEENAGER with cerebral palsy is set to take on a charity challenge for the centre that treats her.

Lydia Griffiths, 14, of Chirk, and her family will take part in the Superhero Triathlon Series in Windsor on August 18 in aid of the Movement Centre in Gobowen.

Lydia, a pupil at the Marches School in Oswestry, will take on a 400 metre swim and a 10 kilometre bicycle ride alongside her father Darren, 46.

Twin sister Madison and mother Joanne, 44, will complete the triathlon with a 2.5km run.

The condition affects Lydia's movement and stability.

Mr Griffiths told that the triathlon would pose challenges for Lydia in terms of the swim distance, swimming in a lake rather than a pool and then going straight on to do the tandem bike ride.

He added that Lydia - a member of Chirk Dragons Swimming Club - was looking forward to the event and that he was "hugely proud of her".

He said: "She's so determined to do things and whatever those things are she very determined to overcome all the obstacles that could stop her from doing them."

Lydia receives a specialised treatment called Targeted Training at the Movement Centre, which is based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mr Griffiths praised the centre and said that the family wanted to raise as much money as possible to help its work.

To support the family's fundraising bid, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joanne-griffiths23