BUDDING mountain climbers scaled a Welsh peak to raise more than £2,000 to help vulnerable young people.

Members of the not-for-profit Reach Group Community Projects summited the 886m Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, south Wales, on April 8.

The group scaled the mountain in just under three hours in blustery conditions, and have now raised £2,000.

The money will go towards the organisation’s Respect initiative holiday projects, a scheme which helps support vulnerable young people in Braintree and Witham.

Braintree and Witham Times: Proud - the Reach Group Community Projects at the top of the Pen Y Fan mountainProud - the Reach Group Community Projects at the top of the Pen Y Fan mountain (Image: Reach Group Community Projects)

Reach Group Community Projects is dedicated to providing support to young people by offering free school holiday projects.

Young people can be referred to the organisation by schools, families and other groups, giving them the opportunity to take part in sports, physical activities, mentoring and life skills workshops.

In the Respect initiative, children will be able to take part in boxing lessons, one-to-one mentoring, sporting activities and more.

Project leader Tom Paget said: “We saw this as a well suited challenge, as many young people face mountains daily but through self-belief and surrounding yourself with the right people you can overcome any challenge."

To find out more, head to instagram.com/reachgroupcommunityprojects or contact info@reachcommunityprojects.co.uk.