A local funeral director and former radio DJ has successfully trekked to Mount Everest basecamp to raise money for The Joshua Tree.

Dave Fowles took on his fourth trek for charity, having already climbed Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in southern Russia, and trekked to Machu Pichu in Peru.

Dave’s latest trek brings his fundraising total to more than £48,000, and as he funds the expeditions from his own pocket, every penny goes to his nominated charity.

Dave recently commented: “My highlight would have to be Cho La Pass. We had to walk four hours over a glacier to get there, but it is incredible."