TWO lifelong friends are set to climb the three tallest mountains in Great Britain on Saturday to raise money for Cancer Research and St Peters’ Hospice.

Sam Potter will take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and finally Mount Snowdon, with Chris Farish in a 24hour challenge to raise money for the two charities following the terminal cancer diagnosis for his beloved dad - Simon Potter.

Simon a much loved former landlord of the Portcullis Hotel in Chipping Sodbury has been battling terminal cancer for the past three years.

Despite several rounds of chemotherapy, the disease has continued to spread and Mr Potter and his family will soon seek care from the nurses at St Peter’s hospice, a charity that supports individuals with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Brave Sam, who will take on the mammoth challenge with his childhood friend Chris, said: “My dad has given me and my family the greatest life possible and the thought of him not being here is unimaginable.

“The grief and heart ache us and so many other families and loved ones face on a daily basis is a real life nightmare.”

31-year-olds Sam and Chris have already surpassed their original target at £2,000 before getting to the foot of the first mountain, so the duo are hoping to raise an even greater amount for the charities over the course of their climbs.

“Please support Chris and I with taking on this challenge. Together we can all make a difference,” Sam added.

To sponsor Chris and Sam in their three peaks challenge go to