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Jamie's Charity Challenge

Posted on June 3, 2011

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Jamie RawlingsThe memory of a much-loved brother has inspiring Jamie Rawlings to overcome health problems for a charity challenge.

Jamie, 24, has epilepsy and slight cerebral palsy, and has set his heart on completing a nine-mile fundraising run. He would like to hear from big-hearted runners who could raise sponsorship and take part in his event.

Jamie, who lives in High Street, will be holding the run from Eaton Bray, through central Dunstable, and then back to the village, on Saturday 23 July.

The event is being organised in memory of his late brother John, who had epilepsy, to raise cash for the Epilepsy Society; John Rawlings was a familiar figure in the Dunstable area, who also contributed articles to the local Dunstable Gazette paper, about the history of pubs in the area.

Jamie said: “It will be an experience, I will be pushing myself to the next level. I want to prove to everyone that I can do this. I think it’s going to be really exciting, I can’t wait.”

Jamie’s left side is affected by slight cerebral palsy and when he is tired this affects his pace, but he is determined to complete the course. The run is hoped to also boost awareness of epilepsy. “Even though people have epilepsy, it doesn’t stop them from getting on with their lives,” Jamie said.

Family and friends will be taking part in the run, and Jamie is keen to stage future events for the charity too.

Proud dad Alan said: “I think it is absolutely fantastic. For him to do this is a big challenge. It is the achievement of a lifetime.”

You can sponsor Jamie online via

Source: Dunstable Today

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