A PRIMARY school boy hit on an idea for raising money to support NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis as he cycled past Musgrove Park Hospital.

Flynn Hedges, 10, was on his bike taking his dog for a walk with his father, Nick, when he decided to pedal 100 miles in aid of Love Musgrove's Covid-19 Response Fund.

And a month later he completed his marathon ride, covering 3.4 miles each day in Taunton's Galmington Park, raising £1,307 in the process.

Flynn, a pupil at Bishop's Hull Primary School, said: "I go to the park with the dog and when I went past Musgrove I thought it would be a good idea to do some fundraising.

"I know they need the most help during this time.

"I was tired, but I'm happy because I didn't think I'd raise that much. I thought maybe I'd get £100."

Before he set off on April 7, his mother, Lindsey, calculated that five laps of the park equated to 3.4 miles a day and he completed the challenge last Tuesday (May 5).

She said: "He's been going to the park with Nick during lockdown and came home one day saying he wanted to do it for charity because he'd been cycling past the hospital.

"After he set out the first day, he just kept going even though he was quite tired. He even insisted on doing it the last day when it was raining."