AN EAST Lothian man climbed Traprain Law 365 times throughout 2018 as a New Year’s resolution to raise money for Leuchie House.

Pete Young, 30, walked up the 725ft hill in all kinds of weather daily, apart from five days where he completed it twice per day because of a trip to Italy in May.

The warehouseman from Stenton started a JustGiving fundraising page on the day of his 100th climb for Leuchie after learning about the charity’s work from his sister-in-law Gillian Kirkhope, who is a senior care assistant there.

The national respite centre, near North Berwick, provides a break of up to 11 days for individuals with long-term neurological problems which includes 24-hour personalised care along with specialist physiotherapy sessions, fun activities, outings and entertainment.

Tracy Lonie, events and community fundraiser at Leuchie, said: “Pete has been a real fundraising star for Leuchie House. To take on and stick to a challenge like this for a whole year is quite incredible.

“We’re really grateful to him both for raising funds for our charity and for helping us to raise the profile of Leuchie. It’s an amazing achievement and we’d like to say a huge thank you to him from everyone at Leuchie.”

Pete raised a total of £610, exceeding his target by £110.

He said: “During the Beast from the East I had to walk from my house two of the days to complete it as I couldn’t get the car out.

“I was happy to complete it on December 31 when a large group of family and friends came up with me.”