A team of amateur-hikers reached the snowy peak of Scafell Pike – all to raise money for the care of premature babies.

Rebecca McAleavy has been fundraising for charity Tiny Lives since they saved her daughter’s life.

Keeva-Rose was born at just 29 weeks on March 9 2019, weighing 2lb 9oz, and with under-developed lungs.

Tiny Lives at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary cared for the tiny tot, who now has a happy, healthy life.

Parents Rebecca and Kevin have said they will be forever grateful to the charity, and the staff at Newcastle RVI, and the loving mum decided to show her thanks by fundraising.

And November saw not just one, but two events organised by Rebecca, with a bingo afternoon at Mirehouse Labour Club taking her fundraising page up to £2,900, and a climb up England’s highest mountain bringing her current total to over £5,000.

The Center Parcs employee was joined by her brother Grant, sister Toni Robertson, brother-in-law Scott Robertson, friend Rebecca, colleagues Stacey, Stacy and Nicola, and volunteer guide and Scafell Pike expert Mick Pierce.

And while the hefty hike was “very tough”, they’re proud to have completed it for Tiny Lives.

Rebecca said: “It was a lot harder than I expected, I didn’t think I’d be able to do it at one point.

“My poor sister had to take my bag off me – those steps for the first hour and a half of the walk were killers.”

She added: “It was an absolutely fantastic feeling when we got to the top, and we all had a really good day. I just don’t think you can train enough for those steps!”

The team are over the moon with the support they’ve received, and Rebecca said: “Just a massive thank you to everyone who’s donated.

“I’m amazed with the amount we’ve raised, and I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help and support.”

She added: “A big thank you to Mick as well – the path was so snowy, so we definitely couldn’t have done the walk without him.”