A nine-year-old boy who fought a life-threatening brain tumour has been treated to a weekend at the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Ravi Adelekan endured a ten-hour surgery to have the benign tumour removed after he was diagnosed with the condition aged just six.

The Brighton boy, who loves F1, met some of his racing heroes at the British Grand Prix at the weekend including winner Sir Lewis Hamilton.

Ravi said: “The weekend was already amazing but to see Lewis win at Silverstone was the most amazing experience. This has been one of the best weekends of my life.”

Ravi with Mercedes boss Toto WolffRavi with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff (Image: Poundland)

Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation and Poundland, Ravi and his sister Maya joined a group of other children and were able to meet F1 drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and Valtteri Bottas.

He also met darts sensation Luke Littler and Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff.

Earlier this year, Ravi and a choir of friends and family stunned judges on TV's Britain’s Got Talent, where he received a golden buzzer from Alesha Dixon.

In 2022, Ravi launched a charity cover of A Million Dreams which featured the likes of Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Bastille.

To date, the youngster has helped to raise over £130,000 for brain tumour charities.

Ravi was diagnosed with a benign tumour in his brain stem in 2021.

Ravi with darts star Luke LittlerRavi with darts star Luke Littler (Image: Poundland)

Following ten hours of surgery, he started the long journey to learn to walk and feed himself again.

The surgeons were not able to remove the whole tumour and Ravi lives with its effects every day.

Lucy Ruff, charity manager at Poundland, said: “It means so much to all of us at the Poundland Foundation that we were able to help give these 12 children the experience of a lifetime at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at the weekend.

“We’re totally in awe of how children like Ravi have persevered to overcome what to many may seem like insurmountable challenges, and we’re sure that their courage and tenacity will inspire people across the country for years to come.”