Jess, 14, set for Color Obstacle Rush

Jess Brodie, 14, is preparing for the Color Obstacle Rush to raise funds for Young Epilepsy
Jess Brodie, 14, is preparing for the Color Obstacle Rush to raise funds for Young Epilepsy

A Southwater teenager is preparing to tackle the Color Obstacle Rush to raise funds for the charity Young Epilepsy.

Jess Brodie, 14, who goes to Millais School in Horsham, will take on the 5k event on September 19, and has already raised her target amount of £100.

The event will be a challenge for Jess, who suffers from hypermobility which causes pain in her joints.

She said: “I have decided to do a ‘Color Obstacle Rush’ for Young Epilepsy with my aunt Jane Parish because we thought it looked fun and we’d like to raise money for Young Epilepsy, who are trying to build a school in Lingfield, for severely epileptic young people.

“Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions. The charity provides a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. It campaigns for better access to, and quality of, health and education services, and to raise awareness and increase understanding of epilepsy.”

The Color Obstacle Rush event which Jess is joining will take place in Lingfield, and promises to combine the best of colour powdered running and a variety of fun obstacles along the way, including giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles, foam, climbing nets and plenty of surprises along the 5k journey.

To find out more visit Jess’s Justgiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Jess-Brodie1

For more details about the charity visit http://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

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