Daventry ather and son team scale new heights

Bills Sharp and his dad Tim on the mountainBills Sharp and his dad Tim on the mountain
Bills Sharp and his dad Tim on the mountain
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.

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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.”

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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