The Cameron Foster Foundation launch event, Imperial War Museum North

Cameron Foster and mascot

Cameron Foster and mascot - Credit: Archant

A teenager has launched a charity foundation with an event at the Imperial War Museum North.

The Cameron Foster Foundation aims to inspire disabled youngsters to play sports and to develop talent for future Paralympic Games.

At the launch event Cameron, 18, revealed that Scottish wheelchair athlete Sammi Kinghorn will be the first recipient of funds from the foundation to help her on the road to the Paralympics in Rio in 2016.

About 200 people attended the launch event which was hosted by Sky Sports presenter Adam Leventhal and included a raffle, entertainment and an auction with items of signed sports memorabilia.

Cameron was seriously injured in a 40 foot fall from a ski lift in 2005, when he was just nine years old. Since then he has raised tens of thousands of pounds for sports equipment for disabled people and was a torch bearer for the Olympic flame relay.