AN INSPIRATIONAL Basingstoke boy who raised more than £37,000 for a charity close to heart has been awarded for his efforts – being presented with his Scouts Fundraiser badge.

Max Edney cycled an incredible 26.2 miles on Sunday, May 19, around Basingstoke to raise money for the Brittle Bone Society and has raised a staggering £37,434.36.

The youngster was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) – also known as brittle bone – around his first birthday and since then his family, including dad Steve and mum Leanne, have taken on an array of challenges and fundraisers to raise money but also awareness of the Brittle Bone Society.

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Max with Scout leader Gill Clarke, and, left, during the cycle challenge (Image: Steve Edney) The Bishop Challoner pupil not only wanted to raise money but also took on the cycling challenge to get his fundraising badge at Scouts, which was awarded to him on Thursday, June 20.

The badge was presented to Max by his Scout leader Gill Clarke at 1st Chineham Scouts. Max needed to just £100 to receive the badge.

CEO of the Brittle Bone Society Patricia Osborne said: “Max this is a super achievement and it’s the biggest single fundraiser in our charity’s 56-year history.”