A schoolboy boarded a Bury tram last week with the hopes of helping a cause in a one-of-a-kind way.

Akiva Mann-Wineberg, 15, from Yavneh Boys School in Manchester, aimed to raise money for the Jewish Action for Mental Health caraity (YAMH) in a way best suited to him.

Akiva said: “I absolutely love the Metrolink tram system in Manchester and it has been my ambition to do the ‘tram challenge’.

He boarded a Bury tram last Wednesday at 7.41am, visiting all 99 tram stops on the region's Metrolink network in the hopes that he could raise £1,000 for YAMH.

A spokesperson for Manchester Metrolink also wished him luck before he boarded.

They said: “What a wonderful way to raise money! Good luck Akiva, we look forward to sharing this journey with you.”

Talking about his choice to do the "tramathon", Akiva said: "Everyone seems to do sponsored runs, so I thought I’d do something a bit different!

"I am hoping to raise £1,000 for a mental health charity because mental health is such a big issue these days.”

It was previously predicted that the journey would take around 10 hours, but, Akiva completed the challenge in just under eight and a half hours, finishing at 4.10 pm.

Kate Lurie, project manager of JAMH, added: "We are always looking for innovative ways to raise funds for our small charity.

“Every penny he raises will go directly to fund counselling and therapy.”

Akiva shared regular updates of his journey, smiling throughout.

He has currently raised almost £1,200 anyone else looking to donate, can click here.