This weekend, Cameron Haverly, an 11 year schoolboy from Waterloo, will climb Scafell Pike in the Lake District to raise money to help disadvantaged communities in Sierra Leone . Cameron organised the climb to support The Waterloo Partnership – a scheme linking Waterloo in Merseyside and Waterloo in Sierra Leone.
At 3,209 feet high, Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England. Having come from a family of keen hill walkers, Cameron is relishing the challenge. He will climb the peak along side his father, Dan.
Cameron said: “After hearing all about what happened in Haiti I decided I wanted to raise money for charity. Then I came up with the idea of climbing a mountain because I really like to hill walk. I’ve always wanted to climb Scafell Pike and I can’t wait to get up there! I am very excited. I will be climbing with my dad and we have got all our equipment sorted. We have raised over £200 already and I have even sponsored myself!”