A summer mission to scale three peaks in memory of an inspirational Lawrenny man has raised more than double its target.

Mary McDermott-Jenkins, was joined by her son Brad, and close friend and professional rugby player Luke Hamilton to take on the gruelling National Tree Peaks Challenge in memory of her husband Mike, who fought cancer for ten years.

The trio successfully completed their challenge on Sunday, August 5, and smashed their fundraising goal of £1,500 by collecting £3,130 for the Withybush Cancer Day Unit Appeal.

Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon were all scaled by the group within 24 hours in a bid to raise awareness and collect donations for the unit, which was Mike’s chosen charity as it works to support and equip the new cancer treatment centre in Pembrokeshire.

Mary said: “This disease, sadly, touches so many of our lives.

“My darling husband Mike has been our inspiration to embark upon this mission. He was an absolutely wonderful man who was loved dearly by us all."

She added: “He fought with the bravery of a lion throughout his illness and always maintained an amazingly positive aura, incredible dignity and also gratitude to those who treated him and cared for him.”

For more information, or to donate, visit www.everyclick.com/whcduatpcformike2018