Former TOWIE legend Lydia Bright has scaled one of London’s tallest buildings to raise cash for charity close to her heart.

The 28-year-old star from Woodford Green conquered the Leadenhall Building, known as the Cheesegrater, by climbing the skyscraper alongside 100 other participants.

Lydia, who is an ambassador for Barnardo’s, dashed up the stairs of the building on Saturday, December 1, as part of the charity’s first Urban Summit challenge.

Joined by her sister Georgia, the reality TV personality was on a mission to raise as much money as possible to support some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society.

Lydia said: “I found it really tough and it seemed like the stairs were never ending but, when you get to the top, it’s such a sense of achievement and the view was amazing.

“It’s nice to do challenges with Barnardo’s alongside members of my family because we are a foster family, and it’s a charity very close to my heart.

“I think Barnardo’s is a great charity for people in the local area to support because it’s caring for our most vulnerable children and young people, and if we don’t believe in them, who will?”

Several of the participants pushed their stamina to the limit by climbing the Leadenhall as many as ten times, which at 12,500 steps is the same as walking to the peak of Californian rock face El Capitan.

Everyone received a Barnardo’s t-shirt, a finishers’ medal and a celebratory photo, and were served well-earned refreshments at the top of the building.

Jennie York, Barnardo’s director of fundraising, said: “We’re really grateful to all of the participants who took part in our first Urban Summit challenge at the Leadenhall Building.

“There was a wonderful atmosphere on the day and everyone did so well.

“The money raised will be used to support children who are affected by some of today’s most urgent issues, such as sexual abuse and exploitation as well as those who care for a sick or disabled relative and those who are leaving care.

“We would also like to thank organisers at the Leadenhall Building for their incredible support and our volunteers.”