A NEWPORT school pupil will set off on a 50-mile charity bike trek this month in memory of his late grandfather.

On Saturday, September 17, 12-year-old Lewys Pocock, from Ringland, will take on the 'Taff Trail' challenge for St Davids Hospice on a route snaking from Brecon to Cardiff.

Joined by three of his kung-fu instructors from the Fung Yang Sau Kung Fu Association, the Llanwern High School pupil hopes to raise money for late granddad Peter Breen.

Since setting up a ‘GoFundMe’ page, he has raised £255 pounds in 22 days, with 19 supporters and around 369 shares.

Writing on his funding page, Mr Pocock said: “When my granddad was 57 he passed away from cancer.

“I’m sure we have all have someone close to us who we have lost to this awful disease. I didn’t get to meet my granddad but I know all about him and how funny and crazy he was.”

Mum Danielle Pocock, 35, of Ringland, lost her father to cancer in 2001 after he received care from St David Hospice — which was named St Annes at the time.

“Everyone knew my dad in Maindee and he was a really sarcastic and took the mick out of everyone," she said.

“Even when he had a colostomy bag he just laughed about it. Other people would have been mortified.

“Lewys is a lot like my dad in many ways. He is really sarcastic and he is very much the ‘class joker’ but he also told me he really wants to make something of himself."

“Lewys has always wanted to do something for my dad and he has a really big heart. I’m so proud of him," she added.

St Davids Hospice is the UK’s largest provider of hospice at home care, catering for over 3,200 patients and families every year.

To support Lewis in his challenge, visit www.gofundme.com/2ju46fg.