A TEAM of firefighters who took on the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for charity were given a superstar welcome as they returned to people lining the streets.

The National Three Peaks Challenge sees people attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in less than 24 hours - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Allendale Crew manager Dave Habberjam and firefighters Dave Stevenson, Mike Harding, James Birchall, Graeme Gowland and Megan Coburn were joined by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service deputy chief fire officer Graeme Binning and Steven Blair, the general manager at The Twice Brewed Inn, for the challenge which they completed in 26 hours.

The crew has raised over £5,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides personalised support for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.

Transport for the challenge was donated by Baynes Travel. Firefighter Nigel Baynes and retired crew manager Joe Heslop were the team's drivers.

The team was also supported by The Allendale Cooperative Society, Paul Gowland ATV and The Twice Brewed Inn.

The total walking distance was 23 miles and the total ascent 10,052ft.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/allendale-fire-crew