A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has climbed England's tallest mountain for charity.

Regan Brown, from Pevensey, reached the summit of Scafell Pike in the Lake District on Saturday, September 24.

His feat has raised hundreds of pounds to support food banks.

The youngster completed the challenge as part of a fundraising effort with his boxing club. He finished the trek in under five hours.

Regan, who has just started Year 3 at Stone Cross Primary School, said: "I enjoyed it, the backs of my legs hurt now but I could do it again.

"It was cold when we got to the top though."

Regan completed the climb with the help of his father Mark Brown, his mother Ella Breeds and godmother Sharon Geary.

After the climb with other members of Hailsham Boxing Club he is now looking to his next adventure - he wants to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland.

The Argus: Regan taking a rest on the route while the rest of the party catch upRegan taking a rest on the route while the rest of the party catch up (Image: Mark brown)

Dad Mark said: "Regan flew up it like a mountain goat, we had to tell him to slow down in the end. He's not even that sore.

"I've done all Three Peaks and that was the toughest. It was a great experience and I'm glad that we did it with him."

He said the day had taken its toll on the family and required a day of rest for all those involved.

Regan took up walking in the South Downs during the Covid lockdowns as a form of exercise. Before the climb up Scafell Pike the furthest he had walked was around six miles.

While Regan had originally aimed to raise £500 to help support food banks, he has easily surpassed that total with over £700 now donated.

All the money will be used to support food banks as the cost-of-living crisis continues to loom.

Regan and his family also urged people to donate food at supermarkets, saying that pictures of donations would help to drive him up the mountain.

Those still wishing to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mark-brown-788.