AN intrepid schoolgirl has conquered her goal to climb Mount Snowdon to help children in need.

Summer Royle, from Widnes, has raised £357 for the charity Homes for Good which aims to find a home for every child that needs one.

The determined eight-year-old took four hours to reach the summit.

Her mum Heather, of Stewards Avenue, said: "Summer was an absolute star all the way. She was so excited to take the journey up to the summit even though her little legs were exhausted.

"It was the perfect day for it and we had so much support as we walked up. We got some lovely messages of encouragement which kept us going.

"She put her flag on the top and shouted: 'Yey, we did it! I can't believe we actually did it!"

Summer's family and her sisters Daisy, seven, and Sophie, five, belong to the Foundry Church on Lugsdale Road which has partnered the charity.

The pair completed the Pyg track on Monday, August 6.

"Summer decided she wanted to do something extra special by taking on the largest mountain in Wales," added Heather.

"The descent took three and a half hours and was just as tough as the climb as we took the miners' track down.

"Summer did amazingly well and we're all so proud of her.

"We would like to thank everyone for their donations, kind words and messages of support.

"I would also like to thank the staff at Go Outdoors in Warrington who took the time to help us out with all the equipment we needed at a discount price as we were climbing for charity."

Summer has gained many friends from this charity and believes that every child deserves a loving home and family.

The Fairfield Primary School pupil loves science, space and engineering and hopes to become an astronaut.