A boy with a severe brain injury was visited by a special convoy of supercars in Tadworth Monday (April 1).

Ethan, 14, from Felixstowe recently completed an eight-week rehabilitation course at the Children's Trust in Tadworth.

He was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour in 2013, and the surgery to remove it left him with severe brain injuries and unable to walk, talk or eat food by himself.

With the rehab course being successful and Ethan due to be discharged soon, a final surprise arrived at the centre to greet the teenager.

It came in the form of a convoy of supercars, en route to The Supercar Event in Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Ethan's Mum Tina said it was the perfect leaving present.

Tina said: "I’m so proud of Ethan, he has progressed so much since he first visited The Children’s Trust in 2014. Back then, he couldn’t speak, hold his head up or control his arms or legs. Now, he’s due to choose his GCSE options and he’s taking steps in his walker."

"Supercars were the perfect leaving present for Ethan. He had such a great time and it was really special for us all."

Peter Dietsch, one of the drivers involved in the surprise, also praised Ethan and voiced his hopes that the Super Car Event, which is aiming to raise more than £100,000 for The Children’s Trust, could build on such great outreach work.

Mr Dietsch said: "It was an absolute pleasure to meet Ethan and his family.

"We’re thrilled that we were able to provide him with such a memorable last day at The Children’s Trust and we hope to see him again at The Supercar Event. I’ve volunteered at the event for 12 years and it’s a great family day."

Family tickets (2 adult, 2 children aged 4-16) at the Supercar Event cost £30, adult tickets £12, child and concession tickets £8. For more information, visit: thesupercarevent.com

Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties.

The Children's Trust are the UK's leading charity for children with brain injuries. For more information and to donate go to: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk