A father, whose son underwent major surgery when he was just six-days-old, will join chef Gordon Ramsay for a charity triathlon in the capital.

Alex Scott's son Riley was born with a rare condition called cervical meningocele - there was a collection of fluid from his brain and spinal cord at the top his neck and baby Riley had to undergo surgery immediately at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

A section of his spine had to be removed and then refitted - and after spending three years in and out hospital - Riley, now five, has been given the all-clear and is able to walk independently and attend school.

The 28-year-old dad from Edmonton, wants to thank GOSH for what they did to help his son and other seriously ill children, so he has teamed up with The Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation. He is now a part of Team Ramsay, a 200-member strong group, who will be taking part in the London Triathlon on July 27.

Alex said: "This is a big challenge for me but knowing that I am doing this to help such a good cause has kept me training. Great Ormond Street Hospital do an amazing job with all that they do for seriously ill children. I am really excited about being part of Team Ramsay.

“The most enjoyable aspect has to be the running as I love to try and better myself each time by trying to cover more distance. I’ve also been doing lots of different fundraising, including collection buckets, a themed auction and a parents versus teachers football match at Riley’s school.”

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has taken part in the London Triathlon for several years. In September 2015, his foundation partnered up with GOSH, and the money raised is helping to provide care for young patients, pioneer new treatments, and support redevelopment of the hospital to provide state-of-the-art facilities.

To support Alex and Team Ramsay, visit www.gosh.org/TeamRamsay