Daventry ather and son team scale new heights

Bills Sharp and his dad Tim on the mountain
Bills Sharp and his dad Tim on the mountain
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A father and son have scaled the heights of the England’s tallest mountain to raise money for a national children’s charity.

Team Sharp - Tim Sharp and son Billy-Dean, known as Bills - from East Haddon, trekked up Scafell Pike in the Lake District in aid of the NSPCC.

Tim, 48, who works as a cabbie in Daventry for GB Taxis with Bills, 7, took just over 6 and a half hours to get up and down the peak.

Dad Tim who also plays drums in Midlands-based rock band The Phobias said: “It was majorly hard going and it was just up, up and more up - there was no flat.

“About halfway up we met a bunch of Welsh guys on their way down and they very kindly gave Bills some pro walking sticks which gave him the biggest smile and a new lease of life and energy.”

Billy said: “It was really hard to do but the views from up the mountain were totally wicked and it was really cool to sit on the stones at the top having a picnic.”

Tim added: “The NSPCC is a charity really close to my heart, they do fantastic work for kids in horrendous situations that they’re so sadly in.”

The team are hoping tp tackle another walk in a couple of years possibly Hadrian’s Wall as well as around Rutland Water for the charity

To support Tim and Bills and their chosen charity of the NSPCC please visit virginmoneygiving.com/timsharp