Six year old boy from Bristol with spina bifida raises £300,000 inspired by Captain Tom

Six-year-old Bristol boy Frank Mills, who has spina bifida, has exceeded his target of raising £99 for charity by more than £300,000.

Frank, from Victoria Park in Bristol, chose to raise money for NHS Charities Together after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore.

He was born with spina bifida - which is when a baby's spine and spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine - as well as being born extremely prematurely, at just under 25 weeks.

Captain Sir Tom Moore set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps before his 100th birthday on April 30. Credit: PA Images

Just 18 months after he first started walking with the help of a frame, he set himself the challenge of walking ten metres a day on the pavement in front of his house.

It was described by his family as a 'personal marathon'.

Frank has had 17,978 supporters who have helped him to reach 303172% of his target.

Last month he was awarded the Prime Minister’s daily Point of Light - something which recognises outstanding individuals making a difference where they live.

  • Watch Frank Mills walking his ten metres: