Jamie, 10, toughs it out for North Tyneside charity

Jamie Bland, centre front, and her fellow fundraisers, anti-clockwise from front left, Sha Rpy, uncle Derek, grandad Stewart and dad James.

Jamie Bland, centre front, and her fellow fundraisers, anti-clockwise from front left, Sha Rpy, uncle Derek, grandad Stewart and dad James.

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A North Tyneside charity has been given a £2,000 boost, thanks to a 10-year-old well-wisher winning a Tough Mudder junior challenge in Gloucestershire.

Jamie Bland was inspired to take part in the obstacle course event in aid of Dudley-based Out of Sight Charity because her sister Lyla, two, was born with lissencephaly, a rare brain condition leaving her visually impaired.

Jamie also persuaded her dad James, 37, grandfather Stewart Bland, 62, and uncle Derek Bland, 51, and her dad’s friend Sha Rpy, 35, to undertake the event’s 12-mile challenge for adults.

Out of Sight manager kath Nixon said: “We are very proud of Jamie winning and are very grateful to her family for supporting this charity.

“Jamie’s family all come from the North East, and her father is a sergeant in the Royal Engineers in Dorset.

“We are currently trying to raise £35,000 to buy a bespoke adapted static caravan to allow children and their families much-needed respite breaks, so we are so proud that Jamie won and her team raised this money towards that goal.”

Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/
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