THREE of the highest peaks in the United Kingdom are set to be conquered by five Somerset men in a bid to raise cash for charity.

The group of friends is being led by Jordy Gold, who was inspired to complete the challenge for his nan, Grace Light.

The 26-year-old, from Broadway, will take on the National Three Peaks Challenge next week.

He said: “On August 15, myself and four friends - Liam Annetts, Todd Farr, Luke Hawkins and Ben Donnelley - will be attempting the National Three Peaks Challenge.

“This is the completion of climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

“This is for my nan, Grace, who for the last 11 years has suffered with Alzheimer’s.”

Jordy will be joined by Liam Annetts from Yeovil, Todd Farr from Ilminster, Ben Donnelley from South Petherton, and Luke Hawkins from Midsomer Norton.

The team of five will be climbing Ben Nevis (1,345m), and then Scafell Pike in the Lake District (978m), before finishing at the top of Mount Snowdon (1,085m).

The total distance the group is set to walk an estimated total of 40 kilometres, with a total ascent of 3,064m (10,052ft).

There is also a total driving distance is 462 miles.

Jordy added: “Grace was born and raised in Shepton Beauchamp before recently, for the last couple years, has been put into the La Fontana Carehome in Martock.

“It was my idea to do this national challenge for Alzheimer’s and I then sent a message out to my friends to find a small group that would be keen to attempt it.

“We have never done a challenge like this before, but Liam and Ben are both personal trainers at Progress Gym in Yeovil.”

The team initially set a fundraising goal of £500, but has since smashed that.

So far, Jordy’s JustGiving page has seen more than £1,020 pledged for Alzheimer’s Research UK, but the team are hoping to still raise more.

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