A TEAM of workers from Milford Haven Terminal have taken on a 40-mile hike in the Brecon Beacons and raised more than £2,500 for charity.

On July 21, a group of seven operators from Milford Haven Terminal set out on a 40-mile challenge in the Brecon Beacons.

This consisted of two 20-mile hikes, over two days, taking in Pen-y-Fan and the peaks surrounding it.

The route was planned by team leader Dave Moore, who said: "I told the boys we were doing Pen-y-Fan each day, but might have forgot to mention the other mountains!"

Simon Stanford, a nine-time Ironman event competitor and youngest team member, said: "That was one of the hardest things I've ever done".

The walkers were supported in a van by Lee Charnley and Paul Griffiths, who carried the food, water and blister packs.

The team from Milford Haven Terminal started doing annual challenges in 2009 with an attempted row from Milford to Cork.

Since then they have done a challenge every year and raised more than £40,000 in total.

The team raised £1,324 from the hike, which was matched by their employer Puma Energy UK, totalling £2,648.

This was divided equally between Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research Wales, Wales Air Ambulance and Meningitis UK.

At the presentation night on November 22, representatives from the charities thanked the team for their efforts.

“Wales Air Ambulance needs the support of the public to keep flying, the donation made by this group will help enormously,” said Tony Key OBE of Wales Air Ambulance.