A DEDICATED teenager hopes to raise £70,000 to help fund life-changing surgery for a child with cerebral palsy.

David Lofthouse has set himself the goal of completing a 5K walk at Wellington College in Crowthorne with the support of Made in Chelsea star Josh Patterson.

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The walk hopes to raise thousands to pay for Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery for a person, like David, who has the condition.

David said: "As I had the surgery when I was a young child, I realised the difference it can make to a child’s life.

"I wanted to give a child, who cannot afford it, the same opportunity I had."

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The walk is set to go ahead tomorrow on Tuesday, March 24, and Joshua Patterson came along to one of David's training sessions to support and motivate him.

David was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia when he was two-years-old, which mean he would never be able to walk independently.

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As a young boy, David underwent life-changing Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery which substantially improved his condition and quality-of-life.

Including accommodation and physiotherapy, the treatment costs a staggering £70,000 per person.

James Dahl, head of Wellington College, said: "Those of us who are lucky enough to know David, and see the courage with which he has tackled every school day at Wellington College since he started three years ago, are under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge – but will be cheering him on every hard-fought step of the way."

The Made in Chelsea star felt moved after seeing Davids campaign.

Josh Patterson said: ‘I can tell you first-hand, he will smash it!’

David Lofthouse and the Cerebral Palsy Trust (CPT) have set an ambitious target of raising £70,000.

To donate https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cpt