A big-hearted north-east boy has cycled 17 miles to raise funds for a national charity.
Nine-year-old Fraser Chalmers, who lives in Kintore, took on the challenge for Toilet Twinning – a water and sanitation charity that aims to provide safe, hygienic toilets in 25 of the world’s poorest countries and communities.
Fraser cycled for 17 miles along the Deeside Way, managing to raise £400 for the charity in the process.
Linda Davidson, Fraser’s grandmother, inspired him to take on his challenge.
She said: “Fraser has always been keen to do something himself to support this charity, ever since we held our first fundraising event last autumn at Kintore Parish Church.
“I am delighted that the younger generation are supporting the Toilet Twinning Re-vo-loo-tion! So many of us take clean water and toilet facilities for granted.
“This initiative helps to raise funds to help people around the world.”
Seren Boyd, Toilet Twinning’s media and public relations spokeswoman, said: “We have quite a lot of young people who are really inspired by the fact that people in the world don’t have access to a toilet.
“Children tend to have a real sense of injustice and the fact that one in three people doesn’t have a toilet to use really speaks to them.
“However, for a nine-year-old to take on such a huge challenge for us on his own is really very moving.
“It’s very touching when a child goes above and beyond for us. Fraser is an absolute star.
“17 miles is a long way – especially for a nine-year-old.”
Seren said Fraser’s exhausting challenge would be supporting a great cause.
She said: “Having access to a toilet is so important and fundamental to life.
“It often represents taking the first big step out of poverty.”