A 12-YEAR-old boy climbed three peaks in 48 hours to raise money for a charity which helped him grow stronger.

Josh da Cunha from Hoarwithy took on the Three Peaks challenge which covered the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben, Scafell Pike and Snowdon respectively.

He is raising £700 for The CLD Trust, which is a Hereford-based charity that provides a free counselling service for young people and also provides counselling for adults.

The charity also runs projects and programmes and carries out early intervention, participation and prevention work with children.

His mum, Kyla said: "Josh is at the Steiner Academy. He himself received help from the CLD which helped him grow stronger and cope with the strains that modern life throws in the path of many children these days."

Josh added: "CLD really changed me. They helped me cope, but they don't have enough money to support all the children who need help."

To donate go to www.givey.com/joshjdacunha.