A DETERMINED youngster with epilepsy is getting on his bike to to help those with the condition.

At the age of just 10 Caiden Tanfield, from Braintree, is one of the Epilepsy Society’s youngest fundraisers.

He was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy in Childhood Syndrome after suffering a seizure just days after Christmas in 2015.

But the brave Beckers Green Primary School pupil doesn’t want to be treated differently because of his condition, and he’s taking on a mammoth bike ride to raise money to help others like him..

Soon after his diagnosis, mum Rosa Tanfield began reading up on her son’s condition online and Caiden became inspired.

She said: “Caiden saw what other people were doing on the Facebook page and wanted to help raise money.

“He read about Purple Day and wanted to do something for it, so he contacted his school and the staff were very supportive.”

His mum baked 240 cakes for him to sell last year at his school and Braintree Town Youth Football Club where Caiden plays.

Rosa continued: “The response was amazing. People were handing over £20 notes and telling us to keep the change.

“It turned out that quite a few people knew someone with epilepsy. A friend of mine arranged a car boot sale and raised £140 for Epilepsy Society.

“Her sister works for Tesco and donated a box of sweets for Caiden to sell too.”

Last year the inspired fundraiser managed to raise a total of £850 for the Epilepsy Society and he is hoping his latest fundraiser can make the total up to at least £1,000.

March 26 is Purple Day 2017, and Caiden will be riding his bike 15 miles along the Flitch Way.

Rosa said: “He wants to make everyone aware of epilepsy. He’s so proud of his epilepsy now - he even told his hairdresser about his seizures. He feels it makes him special.”

Donate www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Caiden-Tanfield.