HALE Civic Society member Sophie Laver recently climbed Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

Sophie, aged 28, joined 27 other women on the fundraiser to scale the 1,345m peak.

Sophie said: "I decided to do Trek Ben Nevis to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.

"Breast cancer has touched many people I know whether through obtaining the cancer itself or finding out they carried the BRCA gene.

"I enjoy hiking and completing a challenge but this was a trip like no other. twenty-eight women took on the wind, rain, cold and snow to trek Ben Nevis on September 30.

"Hearing their stories was encouraging. They were so positive and inspiring. We spurred each other on to master the 1,344m mountain through some tears, plenty of snacks and determination."

To support Sophie go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sophie-laver2

Sophie's trek kick starts the Hale Bin the Bra campaign and Paint Hale Pink.

SeeSaw, the lingerie shop in Hale Village, has a bin bank for recycling used bras. All shapes, sizes and colours welcomed.

Hale businesses, organisations and residents are coming together for a variety of events for Pink October.

See Saw, 205 and Faddies are amongst the businesses who have collecting tins to raise funds for Breast cancer charities.

Paint Hale Pink is in support of Prevent Breast Cancer.