A Redruth driving instructor walked across Wales to support poorly toddlers like Codi, from Pool
A driving instructor from Redruth walked 155 miles across Wales to raise awareness of a rare congenital condition.
James Hankins, of Drive Cornwall, trekked from Colwyn Bay to Cardiff Bay in support of TOFS, tracheo-oesophageal fistula, a charity supporting babies born unable to swallow.
Last year The West Briton reported on Codi Collick, from Pool, who was born prematurely with digestive problems.
He was later diagnosed with tracheo-oesophageal fistula.
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Mr Hankins said: "I met Vikki (Codi's mum), when I taught her to drive and then became friends.
"As I've always been an active person and have done numerous walks for charity, I decided to dedicate my next challenge to raising money and awareness for TOFS.",
Mr Hankins walked solo, averaging about 30 miles a day, in all weathers, including snow.
He admitted: "Towards the end though I slowed down a lot. My legs, my knees and my feet were very painful."
Codi, who is now 16-months-old, is still unable to eat, and undergoes regular treatment.
His mum said: "He's still not good. He needs another major operation in June.
"He's such a brave little soldier. He's always smiling."
So far Mr Hankins has raised £125 for the charity. He hopes to get to £150.
To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/waleschallenge.