A Conwy teenager has hit the heights to thank staff who have cared for his grandmother during her breast cancer battle.

Lewis Hughes, 13, from Penmaenmawr raised £1,033.50 for the North Wales NHS Charity, Awyr Las, by taking part in a 16 mile sponsored walk over the Eryri mountains.

The money will benefit the charity’s Gwynedd Breast Cancer Research Fund.

The Ysgol Aberconwy pupil was inspired to raise funds after seeing the good care his grandmother, Barbara Hughes, received at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Breast Care Unit in Bangor, during a recent battle with breast cancer.

Mrs Hughes, 60, also of Penmaenmawr says she has received ‘wonderful care’ since being diagnosed with the disease in April 2014.

“I didn’t know anyone who had suffered from breast cancer before so I didn’t really know what to expect. The breast care nurses were with me every step of the way so I was prepared for every stage of my treatment.”

“People often knock the NHS, but you have to take as you find. They deserve recognition for the excellent care they provide.”

Mrs Hughes has recently finished chemotherapy treatment, but still has regular check ups.

The Hughes family recently presented a cheque to grateful Breast Care staff at the hospital.

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