A teenager will take part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for ex-armed forces members.

Cadet Corporal Roberta "Bobbi" Sancha, from Hove, will climb three mountains in June for charity.

The cadet, who is in the Sussex Army Cadet Force, will be raising money for the Walking With The Wounded charity, which aims to help veterans after they serve.

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As part of the challenge, which involves climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, the 16-year-old will begin by climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, which is 4,413 ft high, on June 18.

On June 19 she will climb Scafell Pike in Cumbria, England, and Snowdon in Wales. 

This means she will be climbing 26 miles within 36 hours for the charity, which helps to secure employment for ex-servicemen and women.

The charity also provides them with any help they need and makes sure they can lead "financially stable" lives.

She said: "I chose this charity because not only do I think it's important we do our best to acknowledge and respect the importance of those who put their lives at risk, but I am shocked upon hearing how difficult it is for veterans to find jobs after leaving the Armed Forces."

People can donate to her fundraiser at https://www.justgiving.com/page/bobbi-sancha-3peaks.

The teenager, who joined Sussex Army Cadet Force in 2021, said: "Since joining the Army Cadet Force in 2021, I have become increasingly aware of the sacrifices our Armed Forces make in order to keep us safe.

"My officer commanding told us that 'delta' means 'the difference' in Greek.

"He went on to say it is important for us as cadets to be that difference and become trailblazers for positive change and impact.

"This massively inspired me, and I plan to act upon it.

"I look forward to raising money for such an admirable cause, I hope you too can play a part in bettering the lives of veterans by providing a donation of any size."

The Three Peaks Challenge is attempted by hundreds of people each year from all over the world.