A GUTSY group of Stourbridge friends have raised more than £1,700 for charity after scaling England's highest peak Scafell Pike.

Adam Baker, aged 18, together with Matthew Whitehouse, Oliver Bailey, James Donnelly, and Dan McAteer, all 19, who are all at university or getting set to head off in September, made it to the top of the 3,209-foot mountain as part of efforts to raise awareness and money for Target Ovarian Cancer.

The walk, on July 23, was in memory of Oliver's mum Carolyn Bailey - who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2018 and died just three months later in January this year - aged just 56.

Journalism student Adam, from Pedmore, said: "Oliver wants to outline the importance of the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer as the way it affected the family so quickly was obviously heartbreaking."

Carolyn, who was married to husband Roland Bailey for 20 years, cared for her dad who had MS until his death in 1979 and her mother with dementia until her death in 2016 and Oliver, from Pedmore, who is set to study football marketing in September, said: "This shows how caring she was as a person because she spent a lot of her time looking after them demonstrating her dedication."

The team have raised more than £1,700 for Target Ovarian Cancer and anyone wishing to boost their sponsorship further can make a donation online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carolyn-bailey-2019.

Adam said of the walk: "It was hot, hard work and our legs were heavy but the feeling of getting to the top was both relieving and satisfying that we’d done it and it for a good cause.

"We just about made it to the pub even though it was half a mile away from where we were staying - after the 13-mile walk."