A FATHER and son from Oakham have completed the Three Peaks Challenge.
11-year-old Cameron-Jack Lysandrou, and his dad Justin, decided to take on the feat to raise funds for his school St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham, Leicestershire, as a thank you for his time there.
The pair reached the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and thanks to generous donations, raised more than £680 for the school.
Young Cameron-Jack, who is also known as CJ and is joining Catmose College in September, said: “It was really tough but really fun as well. The hardest climb was Snowdon because it was the last one and there was no path to walk on. I was very tired but very happy to have done the challenge.
“Because I was leaving the school I wanted to raise money as a thank you for my time there. I’m really grateful for all the support they have given me.
“I’m really looking forward to starting at Catmose College in September.”
CJ and Justin completed the 4,409ft Ben Nevis in Scotland in four and a half hours, Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park, which is 3,209ft, in four hours and the 3,560ft tall Mount Snowdon in Wales in under three hours. In completing the challenge, the pair, of Burley Road, Oakham, walked more than 35 miles and drove more than 1,000 miles.
Dad Justin, 37, said: “Cam absolutely loved it and he really kept me going throughout it all. A big big thank you goes to all those who supported us.”