An Amman Valley schoolboy has raised over £1,000 to help an Ammanford man who was brutally attacked over 10 years ago.

Dilan Morgan, from Cwmgors, took part in the Pembrey Invincible on July 1, Taff Kids Tenby on July 8 and the almighty IronKids last month to raise money for Paul’s Pledge.

The five-year-old has managed to raise £1,400 by distributing collection buckets around various businesses as well as a JustGiving Page set up by mum Katherine Morris.

The reason behind Dilan’s good deed was down to event held to mark the ten year anniversary of Paul Pugh’s attack.

Paul was left in a coma for two months following the unprovoked assault outside the Old Cross Inn, Ammanford on January 6, 2007, for which four men were jailed.

He now regularly gives motivational and educational talks in schools to give an insight into the devastating effects alcohol-fuelled violence can have.

His ‘pledge’ is to ask people to show support to his campaign and vow to never condone violent behaviour, to walk away from aggression and violence and encourage friends and family to do the same.

Katherine said: “Dilan wanted to donate his money box to help Paul after meeting him on the tenth anniversary presentation held at the Fishermen’s in January this year.

“After seeing Paul in a wheelchair, Dilan started to ask questions about why he can’t walk and he wanted to go home and give Paul money from piggy bank to help him.

“The event also made me realise that Paul’s story is frightening and his therapy is on-going so we should help him out.”

Dilan got to visit Paul last month to present a cheque and was greeted by Paul as his “hero” for his efforts to raise money to help his ongoing therapy.

“As a mum I couldn’t have been prouder seeing Paul throwing his arms around Dilan and it was definitely a tear in my eye moment,” said Katherine.

“Paul is the hero and has gone to hell and beyond and back.

“Me and Dilan would like to thank everyone that has donated and helped us raise this amazing total for a truly inspirational man.

“We never expected to raise this much. Derwyn Arms raised £200, LBS Ammanford raised £100, the Fishermen’s Glanaman raised £100, Carys and Kayleigh Northam raised £50 by going around houses in Penybanc and the rest came from fabulous family, friends, neighbours and Dilan’s teachers at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gwaun Cae Gurwen.”

Before the visit with Paul ended, Dilan informed the former Ammanford AFC player that he would be doing it all over again next year for him with intentions to raise more money.

“This year I had to run alongside Dilan due to his age group, but next year he is old enough to do it alone so I am more than happy to raise more money next year” added Katherine.