Family and friends of Ellis Gay take on the Three Peaks challenge in a bid to raise money for two charities which supported him during his illness.

Family and friends of former Linnets assistant manager Ellis Gay raised more than £9,000 for a charity in his memory.

The team of 12, including sons Mark and Dan Gay, took on the Three Peaks challenge

They climbed the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland –Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis in 24 hours.

Mark Gay said the group were delighted they had almost doubled their fundraising target of £5,000 for Hospice at Home Team at Taping House and the Motor Neurone Disease Association – the two charities which supported Mr Ellis who died in January from Motor Neurone Disease.

“The whole experience has been extremely emotional, but we are so pleased to have raised the kind of money that we have,” he said.

“We really can’t thank everybody enough who has donated and sponsored us all and the kind words of support.

“Dad would be so proud of everyone who went on the challenge.”