A FUNDRAISER will be walking to the top of Wales' highest mountain next month - with a 25kg bag of cement on his back.

Carer Sam Cullis will be embarking on the five mile trek on June 15 to raise money for those who have worked on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sam hopes that his trek will be recognised as a world record.

The money raised will be divided between Help for Heroes and charities supporting the NHS, firefighters, police and mountain rescue.

Sam said: "I'll be carrying a 25kg bag of cement to the top of Snowdon and back down along the Llanberis Path.

"People are probably thinking this is a crazy challenge, I'm doing this to support our frontline staff - the ones who have driven us through covid to the other side . I want to carry on supporting the charities that support them so they can carry on saving lives."

Sam, who lives in Evesham in the West Midlands, works as a carer and has completed a range of fundraising efforts in the past, including a 40 mile bike ride dressed as Father Christmas on Christmas Eve.

He recently switched careers, leaving his job as a tree surgeon to be a domiciliary carer because he wanted to help people.

He added: "I have been practicing carrying a bag of cement on my back. I've been grabbing time in between working, which has been hard recently."

To read more about the campaign or donate visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/samcullis1