A BRIERLEY Hill worker scaled England’s tallest mountain to raise almost £1,000 for a Stourbridge charity.

Debbie McConnell, site manager at Avara Foods on Navigation Drive, climbed Scafell Pike in Cumbria – one of the famed ‘Three Peaks’ – in aid of the charity No Limits.

No Limits is based in Stourbridge and provides weekly meetings and social activities for adults with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to help its members develop skills needed in everyday life.

Debbie has raised £700 for the good cause with her 978-metre climb in addition to more than £200 through a raffle.

Scafell was the second of the ‘Three Peaks’ that she has tackled, having raised more than £6,000 for Make A Wish by climbing Snowdon last year.

Now she plans to take on Ben Nevis in 2019, adding: “It’s like the Three Peaks Challenge but over three years not days!

“I was really nervous before climbing Scafell because everyone was telling me how hard it was going to be and, yes, it was a challenge, but an enjoyable one.”

Debbie was part of a 20-strong group that climbed the mountain but split the charities between them – many of the other walkers helped raise more than £1,600 for the Air Ambulance.

Debbie plans to keep raising funds for No Limits for the rest of the year – anyone interested in donating can visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageId=934107