A Braunton artist is taking on a triathlon to raise money for life-changing stem cell treatment.

Cliff Lea, 44, suffered a major stroke aged 39 that saw him lose the use of his right arm and leg as well as the ability to speak, read and write.

His recovery is ongoing and he hopes to raise £20,000 for stem cell treatment that could help him to regain his independence.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-30, he will be taking on a 30 mile trike ride, a one mile swim and one mile run.

Since the stroke, the right-handed artist has taught himself to draw with his left hand and has regained some of his speech.

He spent six week in the Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre in Exeter and in 2016 did as sponsored trike ride to raise £4,000 for the centre.

Before his near-fatal stroke, Cliff had been very active and was a keen surfer.

He has already received support from Hayley and David Charlesworth, who have raised £2,500 from their customers at Cherry Tree Farm Campsite in Croyde and The Riverside Restaurant in Braunton.

If you would like to sponsor Cliff you can go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cliff-lee .