An 11-year-old boy and his step-brother have raised thousands of pounds to support people with cancer.

James walked the distance of 10k with his step-brother Alfie, 12, who has been supporting him with his mother's death.

His mother Amanda sadly died of cancer one day before his fundraising walk, on December 4.

"James insisted on walking that day, as the boys had raised so much and didn’t want to let people down," said his step-mother Kelly Kemp.

The young boys walked around Central London in fancy dress and raised a whopping £17,150.50 for Cancer Research UK.

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Speaking to Sutton Guardian, Kelly said: "The walk for James meant a lot.

"He knew it wouldn’t help his mum with her cancer, but the money raised would help other children hopefully not lose their parents to cancer.”

She added: "Alfie wanted to support James anyway he could.

"They do everything together. They share a house, a room, friends- everything so was natural he would do this too.

"Alfie and James are best friends and no way would he want James to do it alone.

"They both found it so fun- they stopped for photos with policemen, doormen and also elves!

"We are so extremely proud of the boys and their efforts- they are absolutely inspiring.

"I’m sure James’ mum is looking down now with pride."

Donations reached £17,151.50 plus £2,342.88 Gift Aid at the time of publishing.

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