BOYS at Malvern College have scaled the heights to raise money for a cancer charity.

Sixty-two youngsters aged 13-18 from boarding house two took part in a sponsored climb on Sunday (February 10) for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

They reached the top of the indoor climbing wall at the school’s sports complex 1,106 times, which was comparable to the height of Mount Everest.

The mighty effort raised close to £3,000 for the charity.

Teacher Justin Major, who supervised the climb, said: “We have organised a number of events to raise money from the Teenager Cancer Trust.

“Some of the boys have been individually sponsored for this climb, and we had a bucket collection in the sports centre while it was going on.”

Mr Major himself will be running the London Marathon for the charity.

The Teenage Cancer Trust seeks to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24. It provides specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals, and trains and funds specialist staff.