A GWYNEDD man has set himself a mammoth fundraising challenge of climbing three mountains in one day.

Having been impressed by the care his friend received at the St David’s Hospice Therapy Centre, Iolo Harris from Y Felinheli decided to help give back to the North Wales charity.

The Caernarfon furniture shop worker has pledged to scale three of the UK’s highest peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours to raise money for local hospice care.

39-year-old Iolo will embark on his Three Peaks challenge on July 20 along with his brother Sion and friends Craig Owen and Ffion Hughes.

The group are hoping to raise a total of £2000 in sponsorship for the local charity.

Iolo said: "My dear friend Richy Humphreys was a cancer patient at Hafan Menai Day Hospice and was very poorly. I’ve seen with my own eyes what this horrible disease can do. I have known Richy for years, we used to work with each other.

"St David’s Hafan Menai Day Therapy Centre in Bangor helped him and they were amazing, he couldn't cope without the help he had off them. I am doing this to say thank you for the care his friend received.

Any donations you can afford will be greatly appreciated by ourselves and St David’s Hospice.”

Gwynedd Area Fundraiser Keri Mckie added: "Good luck to Iolo and his friends. I am sure you have the grit and determination needed to take on this amazing challenge. Everyone at St David’s Hospice really appreciates all your support.”

In 2018, Hospice at Home, Gwynedd and Anglesey merged with neighbouring charity St David’s Hospice, and functions under the name St David’s Hospice.

It is a local charity providing free hospice care to adults with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care across the communities of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

To support Iolo and His friends in his fundraising challenge https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/iolo-harris-2