AN OSWESTRY couple have raised more than £5,000 for two local charities after completing their mission to climb the UK’s highest points and summit the equivalent height of the world’s tallest mountain.

Ron Morgan and his wife Dianne, who now live in Shrewsbury, summitted Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Pen Y Fan and Scafell Pike to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest (8,848m).

The pair set themselves a challenge of raising £1 for each metre climbed, and have now surpassed 75 per cent of their total having raised £5,500.

Money raised from the challenge is being donated to the Lingen Davies Centre and Severn Hospice.

Ron, who previously managed Fourwinds Travel in Oswestry and Powys Travel in Welshpool, was diagnosed with grade four bowel cancer in 2015 and a terminal prognosis.

Since then, he has undergone a series of treatments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Lingen Davies Centre.

For that reason, the couple wanted to challenge themselves in a way which would allow them to support the centre.

They completed the challenge by reaching the top of Ben Nevis on a bitterly cold day, and Diane said it was the thought of raising funds for the charities which got the pair through it.

She said: “It was very difficult to pick out the route on the top as dangerous drops into oblivion seemed to draw you away from the path to the summit in the mist and wintry storm blasts of snow and hail.

“We were driven on by the thought of raising these monies for Severn Hospice and Lingen Davies Centre.

“We would like to say thanks to you all together we hope to succeed in raising our target of £8,848, we are over £5,500 we all know someone who has been helped greatly by these wonderful local services.

“We still hope to raise a £1 for every metre we climbed to benefit the Lingen Davies Centre in their current appeal for a dedicated CT Scanner and Severn Hospice's ongoing service.”

The online fundraiser will remain open until Thursday, October 1, and anyone wishing to donate can do so at