Charlotte’s challenge is close to her heart

Skipper Gerry Lafferty, Charlotte Jamieson and deckhands (left to right) Rizzo, Vincent and Anthony.
Skipper Gerry Lafferty, Charlotte Jamieson and deckhands (left to right) Rizzo, Vincent and Anthony.
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A novice fisherwoman is hoping to find her sea legs as she takes part in a challenge close to her heart.

Charlotte Jamieson, of North Shields, will spend three days on the North Sea to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as her godson, Roman Alexander, two, has the condition.

It breaks my heart to see an innocent child having to battle this condition every day

Charlotte Jamieson

The 26-year-old will be supported next month by skipper Gerry Lafferty and his crew on the Ocean Rover SN2.

Charlotte, who works full-time in sales and also a part-time barmaid, will be shooting and hauling nets, sorting, gutting and packing fish as well maintenance of the boat.

She said: “I decided to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as not enough people know about the condition and therefore do not donate to this worthwhile charity.

“Roman was diagnosed as a newborn baby. It breaks my heart to see an innocent child having to battle this condition every day.”

To sponsor Charlotte visit www.justgiving.com/teams/oceanroversn2

“Every time I see him, he has a great big smile on his face and you wouldn’t think he has this life-shortening condition.

“Roman is your typical two-year-old, he’s playful, loving, caring and curious all rolled into one but he is that little bit precious to us with his condition, he truly is an inspiration to watch grow into a beautiful little boy.”

Charlotte is also hoping to organise a charity night in August as well as a seafood night later in the year.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition which causes the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, to become clogged with thick, sticky mucus.

Linda Alexander, community development fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “For someone who doesn’t even have sea legs this is quite a challenge.

“Money raised will enable the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to invest in cutting edge research to develop better treatments and eventually find a cure.

“It will also provide support to those with cystic fibrosis and their families and help the Trust to drive up standards in medical care.”