Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) is a community interest group promoting mental health and wellbeing for military and veteran’s spouses.

Each year they organise a charity hike up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, made famous for its part in Special Forces training.

This year, they have chosen to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Steph Quintrell who helps run FWC said: “This is our sixth flagship annual event and we are hoping to have around 100 women join in the walk.

“It’s a lovely first event for people to join in on; normally people then gain confidence and go on to do other group events with us too.

“It is awful to see how many women struggle with isolation and loneliness and we aim to put a stop to that.”

Sarah Fraser, a military wife posted to Bovington in Dorset said: “I’ve moved at least every two years for the last decade. It’s exhausting and challenging to make new friends every time. I can’t wait to do the Pen y Fan walk and meet other women who face the same struggles as me, without having to wonder if they really want to speak to me or not.”

The Pen y Fan hike will this year take place on Saturday, September 23.

All abilities are welcome, so whether you have never climbed a mountain before or you’re a seasoned pro the group would love you to join them.

For more information and to sign up click here.