A TEEN who started up his own gardening business at 15 is taking his trusty lawn mower on a sponsored walk from Runcorn to Manchester.

Connor Morris, 17, is ‘winging’ the mammoth 25-mile walk with the hope of raising more than £500 for Stroke Association, after his grandad suffered a stroke in February.

Speaking on his choice of charity, Connor said: “My grandad is doing well now thanks to the help from Stroke Association.

“We are really close and used to do everything together. He has lost the ability to speak the charity helping with his speech.”

An entrepreneur, Connor began his own gardening business in Runcorn, his hometown, named Turf Masters.

Connor will set off on the gruelling nine-hour trek from Runcorn Old Town to Manchester city centre on May 20.

He added: “Once I am there, I will hopefully be going to get a pint somewhere.”

Runcorn and Widnes World: Connor started his own gardening business at 15Connor started his own gardening business at 15 (Image: Supplied)

In a bid to train for the event, he said he has been walking his lawn mower to different jobs around town in preparation.

Connor has set up a funding page too with the initial goal to raise £400 – he has already exceeded this total with the help from a generous £100 donation from ABC Taxis.

“It will be me and my uncle on the day and I am just going to wing it. We are going to walk along the Bridgewater Canal. I think it will be nine hours in total and 25 miles.”

To donate to the funding page, click here.