A team Hampshire accountants HWB raised £4,000 for The Murray Parish Trust by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.

A 15-strong group from the Southampton-based practice took on the gruelling challenge, which sees climbers attempt to scale the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours – a total ascent of 3,064 metres (10,052ft).

Four of the team acted as drivers to transport the 11 climbers between Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – a road distance of 462 miles.

The Trust, which is working to raise £2m for a dedicated children’s A&E department at Southampton University Hospital, is led by actress Sarah Parish and her husband James Murray. Both have raised thousands of pounds for Southampton General since losing their daughter Ella-Jayne, who was treated there in 2008.

Henry Shutler, 36, personal tax adviser, who reached the summit of all three peaks, said: “Ben Nevis was a particular highlight for the team. It was so tiring and took us about six hours to get up and down it, but the views across the landscape were stunning. For the last hour there was no-one else up the mountain other than the HWB team and that made it even more special.

The entire challenge took 28 hours to complete, with three of the team making it to the final finish line as they reached the top of Snowdon in Wales on the Sunday evening.

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of a series of fundraisers organised by HWB throughout 2018, raising a total of £5,000 so far, with more events planned later in the year.

The climbers were: Martin Stockley, Elyse Burns-Hill, Tom Banting, William Churcher, Lyndon Howes, Jennifer Smith, Lauren Whitlock, James Flood, Gary Brown, Henry Shutler and Ioanna Sheard. The drivers were: Martin Day, Michaela Johns, Claire Healey and David Brookes.