Father and son from Daventry take on mountain for charity

Tim and Billy-Dean Sharp during their Snowdon climb
Tim and Billy-Dean Sharp during their Snowdon climb

A father and son team from Daventry will be climbing a mountain to raise money for charity next month

On the weekend of September 2 to 4 a drummer and cabbie with his seven-year-old under the banner of ‘Team Sharp’ will attempt to trek up and down Scafell Pike in Cumbria in aid of children’s charity the NSPCC.

Tim Sharp, who works for GB Taxis in Daventry and plays drums for rock band The Phobias, alongside his son Billy-Dean (‘Bills’), will be trekking up their second mountain together in as many years after reaching the peak of Mount Snowdon in July 2015, also in aid of the NSPCC.

Tim said: “This trek was all down to Bills as he said back in April that he wanted to walk another mountain to help the children like before.

“Snowdon was one amazing feat for us both last year as the weather was the worst weather I’d ever walked in.

“Hopefully this walk will be in better weather and slightly easier.”

Last year Tim, with Bills, managed to pass his goal of raising £2,000 for charity, over three days of challenges including a 50-mile bike ride and an eight-hour drum marathon alongside the Snowdon walk they did together.

You can donate to them via virginmoneygiving.com/timsharp.