A FORMER serviceman who lives in Malvern will be scaling the three highest mountains in Wales for charity next month - as long as he can get a minibus.

Last year, Paul Morton, aged 49, of Cowleigh Bank, raised over £1,000 for forces charity A Soldier's Journey by carrying a 40kg fireman's dummy over a gruelling 15-mile course across Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.

Now, moved by the plight of a friend, he has decided to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which raises money for people needing bone marrow or stem cell transplants.

He said: "We all take our health for granted, so I have decided to put my good health to full use and raise money for the Anthony Nolan charity."

And on Saturday, September 13, Mr Morton will be back on Pen Y Fan - but on the same day will be climbing Snowdon and Cadair Idris, the highest peaks in Wales.

The team consists of Mr Morton, his wife Sheron and her colleague Liz Stacey from The Hair Shop in Malvern, supported by driver Kevin Mallett.

He said: "We are currently struggling to get a mini bus for the travel between mountains as most companies are quoting us circa £200, if any kind organization would like to assist us please feel free to contact me through justgiving.com/paul-morton12.

"The challenge is to complete the task in less than 15 hours. The driving route is approximately 200 miles long an average of for or five hours in good traffic. That leaves us no longer than 10 hours to get up and down all three.

"The task will test each team members resolve and fitness. While Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan are lower but still create a major challenge in their own right."

Anyone who wants to support Mr Morton and his team can visit the justgiving site or text BFBX88 £1 (or your donation value) to 70070.