A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has scaled England’s highest mountain for charity.
Regan Brown from Pevensey reached the summit of Scafell Pike in the Lake District on Saturday 24th September.
His performance has raised hundreds of pounds to support food banks.
The youngster completed the challenge as part of a fundraiser with his boxing club. He completed the hike in less than five hours.
Regan, who has just started third grade at Stone Cross Primary School, said: “I’ve enjoyed it, the back of my leg hurts now but I could do it again.
“It was cold when we got to the top though.”
Regan made the climb with the help of his father, Mark Brown, his mother, Ella Breeds, and his godmother, Sharon Geary.
After climbing with other members of Hailsham Boxing Club he is now looking to his next adventure – climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland.
Papa Mark said: “Regan flew up like a mountain goat, we had to tell him to slow down at the end. He’s not even that sore.
“I did all the Three Peaks and that was the hardest part. It was a great experience and I’m glad we made it with him.”
He said the day had taken its toll on the family and required a day off for everyone involved.
Regan began running as a form of exercise on the South Downs during the Covid lockdowns. Before climbing Scafell Pike he had run the furthest about six miles.
Whilst Regan originally intended to raise £500 to support food banks, he has easily surpassed that sum with over £700 now being donated.
All money will be used to support food banks as the cost of living crisis looms.
Regan and his family also urged people to donate groceries at supermarkets and said pictures of donations would help propel him up the mountain.
If you still want to donate, you can do so below https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-brown-788.
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