A BOY from Oswestry will undertake a serious sporting challenge this month, with a 999 theme.

Will Bowd, 9, is undertaking nine sports in nine hours to raise money for the NHS, to give the challenge the appropriate number of 999.

He is also aiming the raise £99 for the NHS, and will begin his challenge at 9am on May 29.

Mum Rachie says Will decided to undertake the challenge after becoming aware of the current difficulties the NHS face tackling the coronavirus.

"Since the lockdown has started, he's become acutely aware of the superb work of the NHS," said Rachie.

"He's watched inspirational people raising money, such as Captain Tom, and wanted to do something himself.

"He came up with this idea of playing sport all day, just stopping for food and drink breaks to raise money for the NHS during these difficult times.

"The idea quickly morphed into nine different sports for nine hours, and with him being 9-years-old, produced the three nines for the NHS.

"Will would love to raise £99 for this good cause and any help and support would be very much appreciated by him and our local NHS Trust.

"His nine sports will be cycling, running, bouncing on the trampoline, scootering, football, badminton, table tennis, swing ball and cricket. Fingers crossed for a dry day.

"Activities will, of course, start at 9am on May 29."

To donate to Will's fundraiser, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/will-bowd