Jake climbs for his club

Jake Jarvis.
Jake Jarvis.

A Northumberland youngster has scaled the highest peak in England to raise money for his football club.

Eight-year-old Jake Jarvis, from Blyth, took on Scafell Pike at the weekend to raise funds so Blyth Rangers Under-9s can enter a football tournament at Haggerston Castle.

His mum Heather said: “The ascent and decent took eight hours in tough weather conditions, and when he got to the summit it began to hail.

“He walked through deep rivers, scrabbled over high boulders and climbed a sheer rock face without a care.

“I am completely in shock at how he took it all in his stride and didn’t complain once. I’m very proud of him.

“He hopefully will have raised over £100, which is a great achievement.”