Reuben’s ‘wobbly Wednesday’:
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