FIRE crews from two west Dorset stations will be tackling three of the UK's highest mountains to raise money for the Firefighters Charity.

Teams from Bridport and Maiden Newton fire stations will be taking on the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday, June 24.

To help them clock up cash for the mammoth fundraising effort, fire crews will be at West Bay next weekend for a social event.

A a fire engine for everyone to have a look in, cake stall, refreshments and games will be available by the Salt House on Saturday, April 8 from 10am.

The firefighters' challenge involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England, and Wales within 24 hours.

They will start north of the border at Ben Nevis which, at 1,344m (4,409ft), is the tallest of the trio.

From there the expedition will drive south into the Lake District in England where the team will climb Scafell Pike (978m, 3,209ft).  The final of the three is the Welsh mountain of Snowdon (1,085m, 3,560ft).

The Dorset crew members are aiming to raise £2,000 for the Firefighters Charity, which supports past and present fire and rescue service personnel, and are closing in on the £1,000 mark.

If you are unable to make it to the fundraising event on April 8 but still wish to donate, visit