A GROUP of friends are set to put their best feet forward to climb Ben Nevis at sunrise to remember their loved ones and raise cash for three Ayrshire charities.

Irvine’s Christopher Deans and his children Brendon and Lochlan will be leading the group as they take on a sunrise walk up Ben Nevis.

Christopher and his friends will be taking on the early morning challenge to raise money for Crosshouse Hospital’s Combined Assessment Unit as a thank you from him for looking after his mum before she passed away.

The hope is that the money will be used to help fund specialist training within the busy unit.

And Christopher and his sons will be joined by best friends Dale Murphy, Sharron Lindsey and Christopher Murray on the climb.

Sharron’s mum passed away from pancreatic cancer and she wanted to thank the staff of the Combined Assessment Unit for their help in getting her mum diagnosed.

Christopher Murray will be raising money for Mary’s Meals.

So far, they have raised more than £200 and aim to reach a target of £1,000 and Christopher is determined to reach their goal.

“We have all had a tough time, I lost my mum and Sharon lost her mum, Christopher also lost both of his grandads, so we want to give something back to the hospital and charities who help others,” said Christopher.

“We thought it would be special to do the climb just in time for the sun rising to give us the chance to take a moment and remember our loved ones.

“A huge thank you to everyone wo is getting behind us to support us, it’s appreciated.”

You can help them with their fundraising at: gofund.me/e2e414ae.