A DORSET man will be taking on three Yorkshire Peaks in 12 hours to raise money for Weldmar.

Martyn Price, 37, pictured right, was born and raised in the county and his family still lives in Bere Regis and Wool – he even used to deliver the Echo in Wool.

He moved to West Yorkshire about 10 years ago. On Saturday, Martyn and friends will be completing a 24-mile trek over the three highest peaks in within 12 hours.

Martyn is raising money for Marie Curie and for Weldmar Hospicecare after his mum, Valerie, was helped by the charity. She was admitted to the hospice four days prior to passing away, aged 64, on March 1, 2013.

Valerie was well-known and well-loved in the community and was a district nurse in Wool and Bere Regis for over 20 years, as well as being involved in Wool Holy Rood Church and editing Wool Parish News for over 20 years.

Martyn said his mum was very active in the community and loved a chat.

He said: “She was the person I admire the most and who instilled the ethics and values I carry to this day.”

He said Weldmar had been fantastic. He said: “The care was just brilliant – for the family as well as for mum. They were just really good.”

Martyn and his team are hoping to raise £1,500 which will be split between the two charities.

To support him visit virginmoneygiving.com/martynprice2