A FAMILY from Wedmore has completed a gruelling Three Peaks Challenge in under 24 hours in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Alison Slade, 48, her sons Toby, 22, and Jake, 20, and close family friend Sammi Stephenson, 20, completed the challenge in 23 hours and 31 minutes.

Alison, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and has since undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have completed the challenge - it's given us such an amazing sense of achievement.

“It was incredibly hard physically and logistically. We had to plan meticulously for the challenge in order to achieve it in under 24 hours. The driving routes, organising food and sufficient liquid for everyone required much thought.

“We are so grateful to everyone for their support and feel it has been a very worthwhile achievement for a worthy cause.”

The first mountain tackled was Ben Nevis in Scotland (1344m), at 5am in the dark, wind and cold, followed by a 978-metre hike at Scafell Pike in the Lake District. Later, at 11.45 pm, the team arrived in Wales for the final ascent of 1085 metres up Snowdon and finished at 04.31 am the following morning.

In all, the team walked 26 miles, covered 1378 miles in the mini bus door-to-door and mountain-to-mountain from their home at Washbrook near Wedmore.

They have so far raised £3,500 for Breast Cancer Care and would like to thank all their sponsors for their support.