A CWMBRAN butcher has conquered another meaty challenge in the name of charity.

Mark Roberts completed the tough Welsh Three Peaks challenge in eight hours 50 minutes over two days.

He scaled Snowdon, before driving to Cadair Idris, then finally to Brecon to climb Pen-y-Fan.

The total climb is just under 10,000 ft.

Mr Roberts, aged 46, who lives in Caerleon, raised more than £500 for the Help a South Wales Child appeal.

He said: "It was a fantastic experience. Cadair Idris was the most difficult because of driving sleet and strong wind.

"That left me so tired I didn't want to do the last one. But I did and it was well worth it."

Mr Roberts has already scaled Ben Nevis for the Noah's Ark Appeal, and took part in an SAS survival course for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Those two events raised more than £2,000 last year.