A WHOLE lot of fun was had earlier this week for Cumbria's 'miracle boy' Noah Wall.

Noah was born with only two percent of his brain, which has now grown to 80 percent - however his story of tackling adversity and his goal to 'run not walk' has inspired many people across the world.

He and his family took a trip to London for the Tusk Ball on Monday,that turned out to be full of surprises.

The youngster attended the ball on Monday evening in memory of his late friend and Only Fools and Horses star John Challis, also in attendance was patron of the charity Prince William.

Noah's mum, Shelley Wall said: "He went in memory of him because John was an ambassador for the tusk charity and supported them right from them being set up and obviously John has had a lovely bond with Noah.

"It was a real honour to be there representing John we all absolutely loved John to bits...Noah even got a little plush of John, with all the gimmicks he used to say."

The trip was the first time that Noah had used his new wheelchair that was kindly given to Noah by the charity Variety.

Shelley said: "It's really made a difference having the specialist back rest and cushion for Noah's spine.

"He was just so comfortable in it it was really wonderful."

The family also had afternoon tea with friend Duncan Bannatyne, as well as being invited to Parliament by Workington MP Mark Jenkinson.

Whilst at Parliament, the family caught the eye of Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hall and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who Noah recognised 'off the tele'.

Shelley said: “As he came through the hall I just waved, and he came over and said hello.

“Noah just said I can’t believe I’ve met Boris that’s amazing, we got chatting about Noah’s brain and how Noah would love to be a soldier and march, Noah’s goal in life is to run not walk.

“So, we told Boris all about his brain and how we have been raising awareness around the world with Noah’s story and he was really impressed with that.”

The family wished to thank the tailors at Wigton for Noah's suit alterations, Centrobeds for sponsoring his outfits and Avanti West Coast for providing his rail journey to London as well as all who helped with the trip.