A north Powys firefighter will this weekend climb Wales' tallest mountain as many times as possible in 24 hours.

At 11am on Saturday (June 12), Station Manager Dave Latham will take on the epic challenge to scale Snowdon to raise £500 for the Firefighters Charity, a cause he says "needs our support more than ever".

"The pandemic has meant that charity events and fundraisers have been cancelled, which has seen a significant reduction in donations being made to charity, which is one of the many reasons that has led to this fundraiser," he said.

Other Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service members will also be joining him for support throughout the event, completing their own individual challenges, whilst adhering to the current Covid-19 guidelines.

The Firefighters Charity is an organisation that offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, which includes current and retired personnel and their families.

Dave added: “Following the difficult times that we have all been through, the Firefighters Charity needs our support more than ever.

"This will be a huge challenge for everyone involved, but we are all very much looking forward to see how many times we can climb this mountain in the time given."

To show your support for the fundraiser, please visit the Just Giving page.