THREE men have completed the three peaks challenge for charity.

Josh Jones, a 19-year-old swimming instructor at Cwmbran Stadium, and friends Evan Watkins, 20, and George Lohfink, 20, have raised around £500 for Torfaen Leisure Trust.

The group decided to climb Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike for the trusts’ charities of the year just three weeks before the climb.

The decision came after Mr Jones’ colleague suggested it and helped them set up donation pages.

The trust’s charities of the year are Lincoln’s Legs, Please Help Pippa and the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Jones said: “I wouldn’t have done it without the help of Torfaen Leisure Trust. I wouldn’t have had the first clue on where to start, how to get in touch with charities, all of it.

“But completing a challenge like that always feels amazing, then doing it for charity makes it even better.”

Lincoln’s Legs is a local charity to help fundraise for a Garndiffaith boy, Lincoln, who as born 10 weeks premature and has Cerebral Palsy, which affects his ability to walk.

The family are fundraising for an operation in America which would enable him to walk. The family need to raise around £100,000 to get Lincoln the operation and post-operative treatment.

Please Help Pippa is also a local charity. Pippa Atkinson was born missing 90 per cent of the skin on her hands and feet - she suffers from an incurable disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa, where the skin is extremely sensitive and blisters with the slightest friction. Pippa’s parents are fundraising to adapt their home and build a special bath only available in the US.

The British Heart Foundation is national charity and single biggest funder of cardiovascular research in the UK.

Torfaen Leisure Trust operate a staff-led charity of the year group - a small group of colleagues who host fundraising events for two local and one national charity each year.

The team have an overall target of £10,000.00 which is distributed across the three charities equally.