Jelly good

Reuben’s ‘wob­bly Wed­nes­day’:

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ALIT­TLE boy with a rare con­di­tion which af­fects his vi­sion in­spired a school fundrais­ing event.

Pic­tor School in Tim­per­ley held a char­ity fun day for pupils and their fam­i­lies, to cel­e­brate ‘Wob­bly Wed­nes­day’, which raises aware­ness for a char­ity called Nys­tag­mus Net­works.

Lit­tle Reuben Jame­son, four, is a pupil at the school and has the condi- tion Nys­tag­mus, which causes in­vol­un­tary eye move­ments and can af­fect vi­sion.

The fun day gave young­sters the chance to take part in var­i­ous fun ac­tiv­i­ties - which in­cluded throw­ing wob­bly jel­lies at staff and par­ents who vol­un­teered to be tar­gets.

Reuben is on the autis­tic spec­trum and doesn’t like touch­ing jelly, so he en­listed the help of his big sis­ter Bri­ony, nine, who man­aged to land a jelly di­rectly on their dad Robert’s face.

Bri­ony and her friends at Spring­field School also stepped up to help by mak­ing posters to pro­mote the event in school, while Tesco in Sale do­nated gift cards for bak­ing in­gre­di­ents and jel­lies ,and WA15 Win­dow Clean­ers also ● sup­ported the event. B

The chil­dren also en­joyed a teddy bear’s pic­nic and dressed up in the char­ity’s colours, blue and yel­low, while the school sold wrist­bands and cakes.

Reuben’s mum Olivia, who helped plan the fun day with teacher Jill Hey­wood, said: “The day was ab­so­lutely bril­liant and far ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions.

“Ev­ery­one came on board with the event.

“They were re­ally proud of Bri­ony at the school and gave her a cer­tifi­cate to say thanks.

“Reuben had a won­der­ful day. He is in the best pos­si­ble place at the school and has set­tled in so well. If you speak to any par­ents you’ll get the same re­sponse, it’s such a fan­tas­tic school.”

To find out more about Nys­tag­mus visit nys­tag­mus­net.org

Reuben Jame­son with his mum Olivia, sis­ter ri­ony and grandad Wil­liam

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