6-year-old takes on 3K challenge for Children Today

Written by Emma on 28th July 2017

A six-year-old boy from Ellesmere Port has taken on a tough 3K obstacle course to help raise money for our charity after we provided support for his younger sister.

Jamie Hartley took on the ‘Radical Run’ assault course in Tatton Park raising a fantastic £560 for our charity.

Jamie’s mum Amanda comments: “Jamie has never done anything like this before but taking part in this event was all his idea as he wanted to raise money to help Children Today support more children like his sister.”

4-year-old Jessica, who has recently been diagnosed with an exceptionally rare genetic disorder, had received joint funding of over £10K late last year from ourselves and The Morgan Foundation to help pay for a floor ceiling lift at her home. This was needed to help make access around their home easier for Jessica, who has extremely limited mobility.

Jamie at the end of his run!

As the Tatton Park event was designed exclusively for children aged from five to 14, Jamie was one of the younger participants taking on the challenge but, with the support of friends and family, crossed the finishing line despite the bad weather. Amanda continues:

“The rain was awful but Jamie just kept going! He wanted to raise £200 initially but has smashed his fundraising target now and we’ve all been truly blown away by the support of our friends and family.”

We receive no government funding so are reliant on voluntary donations to keep providing these grants and making a positive impact to the lives of children like Jessica. If you would like to support our work, visit www.childrentoday.org.uk/donate