A Wandsworth boy is out to prove that when you put your mind to something you can achieve anything.

Tyrese Banks, 9, suffers with cerebral palsy but this weekend will be out at Battersea Park in an effort to raise money for charity.

The Furzedown Primary School student has decided to fight the odd and walk 2.5 miles around the park, before covering the same distance while cycling.

The charity Tyrese will be doing this for is Sonny's Army, which helps families all over the UK with children in hospital.

Tyrese found out about Sonny-Lee - for whom the charity is named after - through his mum Vicky and instantly wanted to help.

Sonny-Lee was born with an undiagnosed a congenital heart disease named Pulmonary Atresia with an intact ventricular septum and other illnesses in the heart.

He fought for his life for months in hospital with mum and dad by his bedside.

Tyrese has already raised more than his target of £100.

Danell Dreelan, who helps run Sonny's Army, praised the work done by the nine-year-old.

"Tyrese is an amazing little lad with a heart of gold," he said.

"He has had a journey.of his own and has still decided to help others.

"His mum Vicky is a dear friend of mine now and we met on my journey. She and Tyrese are very special to all of us at Sonny's Army.

"I am so humbled he is doing it purely for his love of Sonny-Lee."