WATCHING the sun rise from the top of Mount Snowdon was a 'breathtaking' experience for a student who was raising money for a mental health charity.

Stacey Headon from Bromyard took part in Mind's Snowdon at Night 13-mile trek to the summit of the Welsh mountain to help raise in the region of £120,000.

Mind provide advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of issues.

Ms Headon is currently studying mental health nursing at the University of Worcester so it was a cause close to her heart.

She said: "Mental health nursing is something I'm passionate about from my personal and my work experience.

"Help is needed to make people more aware as there is a stigma around mental health.

"The walk was at night time so it's a mental challenge of your body clock telling you you should be asleep. There was 250 people all in aid of mind.

"So many people come together for different reasons, personal reasons. It was a nice way to meet new people."

Ms Headon reached her fundraising target of £500 for the trek in the early hours of Sunday, May 20. Mind said the money is vital to ensure they can carry on supporting people with mental health issues.

Head of Community and Events Fundraising at Mind, Karen Bolton, said: "We're hugely grateful for the generous support of fantastic fundraisers like Stacey who take on challenges like Snowdon at Night and put in the extra mile for Mind.

"We hope she's so proud of what she's achieved. Money raised through events like Snowdon at Night helps fund Mind's vital work including our Infoline, advice services and the campaigning we do to secure a better deal for all of us experiencing a mental health problem."

Those that took part in the event climbed around 975-metres in eight hours.