PEMBROKESHIRE wheelchair wizard Lily Rice is ramping up the action as the star of a new Christmas video from top singer-songwriter Tom Fletcher.

Thirteen-year-old Lily, from Manorbier, recently propelled herself to fame as the first female in Europe to land a backflip in a wheelchair.

Her skill in the fast-growing sport of WCMX (wheelchair motocross) is showcased in the tear-jerking video from McFly's Tom Fletcher which was released today (Friday).

The song, Afraid of Heights is from the musical edition of Tom's book, The Christmasaurus, and was shot on location in Pembrokeshire in St Ishmaels and Haverfordwest skatepark just three weeks ago.

Lily's local skateboarding, scooter-riding and BMX-er friends Daisy Dagama Howells, Iestyn Nash, Archie McGillivray, Alex Hunt, Angus Pattison, Troy Stonehewer and Will Wright also feature.

The film's production company has given a generous donation to the skatepark as a result.

Lily, a year 9 pupil at Tenby's Greenhill School, has a condition called Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) which causes tightness and rigidity in her muscles, and her motto is "putting the ability into disability".

Her parents, Mark and Jenni, had an emotional first viewing of the video this morning, and Mark told the Western Telegraph: "It is just amazing, a lovely Christmas story. Tom Fletcher told us: 'When I saw Lily's story, I realised that Afraid of Heights was all about this girl.' Lily proved to be a natural on camera, and it really boosted her confidence. She just loved the whole experience."

Tom Fletcher's followers have already viewed the video in their thousands, with several on Twitter asying they had been moved to tears by the film. Asked one: "Why isn't this the new John Lewis advert?"

For more on this story, see next Wednesday's Western Telegraph.