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Siblings hike England’s tallest mountain for Secret World Wildlife Rescue

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 September 2017

Tony Dawson with his children Maddy and Sam at the top of Scafell Pike.

Tony Dawson with his children Maddy and Sam at the top of Scafell Pike.

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A brother and sister have hiked England’s tallest mountain to raise money for a Somerset charity.

Maddy, aged 12, and Sam Dawson, aged 10, climbed 3,210 feet to Scafell Pike for Secret World Wildlife Rescue.

The pair has already raised £245 for the charity back in 2013 when they climbed The Old Man Of Coniston, which is also in the Lake District.

The two youngsters were joined by their dad Tony Dawson on the hike who helped them reach the end.

He said: “When they start to struggle near the top I told them to think about all the animals they would be saving and that helped them make it to the end.

“We are currently working towards completing all the peaks in the Lake District and have done around 25 to 30 of the 214.

“It is a charity we have supported for a number of years and will continue to support.”

The siblings raised a further £122 for their hike through sponsorship.

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