A Hampshire man has completed the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ to raise money to help support seafarers and theior family in need.

Jerome Davis raised the cash for national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

Jerome, who is an honorary agent for the Charity, battled road works and an injury to a fellow team member to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in 26 hours and 39 minutes and in so doing raised £380.

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, provides financial support to retired seafarers in need, or to those unable to continue working at sea as a result of injury or illness.

Jerome, from Portsmouth, said: “I am proud to raise money for this charity because of the fantastic work it does for ex merchant seafarers, fishermen and their families. The climbs certainly were a challenge, but knowing the money is being raised for such a worthy cause kept me going.”

Chief Executive of the Shipwrecked Mariner’s Society, Commodore Malcolm Williams, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jerome for his fundraising efforts and for also helping to raise awareness about our work supporting those who dedicate their lives to the seafaring professions but may need our support during difficult times in their retirement or following accident or illness which prevents them from following their chosen work”.