A man with cystic fibrosis who was told by doctors he wouldn't live to see his thirties has proved doctors wrong and now takes part in extreme endurance challenges to raise money for cystic fibrosis charities.

31-year-old Josh Llewellyn-Jones has raised over £80,000 to help children living with the same condition as him. Recently he became a world record holder after he lifted one million kilos in just 24 hours.

Josh lifted one million kilos in just 24 hours Credit: ITV Wales

Now, he's started his own charity called C.F Warriors to encourage children with cystic fibrosis to take up exercise and provide a community for them.

'It's a very isolating disease,' Josh said.

'The cross-infection means we're not allowed to come into contact with each other, so we've sort of created this online community for people with cystic fibrosis.'

Josh's online support has reached children from all over the world.

'I get video messages from people in America, Canada, Australia and receiving those videos from those kids saying thank you is quite emotional for me.'

He's now been recognised for his fundraising by The Pride of Britain Awards with a nomination for 'ITV Fundraiser of the Year.'

The motivation, the driver for me is to see how many children we can help.

Josh Llewellyn-Jones

The Pride of Britain Awards honours individuals who’ve really made a difference to others through their creative or tireless fundraising efforts.

Nominees are first considered in the ITV Regional News round of selection. Each regional winner then goes on to attend the star-studded Pride of Britain Awards in London, where an overall winner is crowned UK Fundraiser 2018.