Do­na­tion to help for na­tion­als

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

A DO­NA­TION from Ma­reeba Lions Club will help Ma­reeba horse rider Jamie He­wit­tToms travel to Toowoomba to com­pete in the In­ter­school Na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion.

The 14-year-old rider re­cently rep­re­sented Ma­reeba’s St Stephen’s Catholic Col­lege at the State In­ter­school Showjump­ing Cham­pi­onships where she was re­serve cham­pion in the 110cm class and fourth in the 100cm class.

She has now been in­vited to com­pete in the na­tional ti­tles in Septem­ber this year.

Mother Chris­tine He­witt and her daugh­ter are both fundrais­ing to get her to the na­tional ti­tles to com­pete.

Mrs He­witt said the do­na­tion from the Lions club would be a great help but they have still need to raise more money.

So far they have held raf­fles and sausage siz­zles to boost the travel fund.

Jamie said her first state jump­ing event was in 2012 when she was aged just 8.

She said she was ex­cited to have the chance to com­pete in the na­tion­als now.

With a strict train­ing sched­ule, Jamie said they still needed about $2500 to cover the cost of driv­ing, com­pet­ing and ac­com­mo­da­tion while in Toowoomba.

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