A BARRY based charity has made a £1,000 donation to a local youngster fundraising for a life changing operation.
The Jamie Adamson Memorial fund charity (JAM Fund) made a donation of £1,000 towards Sully youngster Evie Broad's target of £60,000 for medical treatment in America.
Evie is the fourth child that the charity has been able to offer assistance to for the procedure, the pioneering Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation, which takes place at St Louis Children's Hospital.
It is hoped that the operation will help improve Evie's mobility problems and allow her to walk independently for longer periods of time.
Zara, Evie's mum, welcomed the donation.
"I would like to thank Paul for coming forward and making a donation towards Evie," she said.
"I admire him and think he's inspirational for what he's done over the last few years and how much he has raised for charity."
The JAM Fund was established in memory of five-year old Jamie, who passed away in 2004 after a two year battle with leukemia. Since then the charity, which is run by Jamie's dad Paul, older brother Sam and three family friends, has been able to raise almost £400,000.
Paul Adamson, who has previously run the London Marathon in aid of the JAM Fund, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer this small assistance to Evie and her family and wish them the very best of luck with their on going fundraising efforts.
"Sadly it is often left to the parents and families to provide the funds needed for this life changing surgery."
The JAM Fund has also offered Evie and her family the chance to use the charity's caravan in west Wales for a holiday.
Paul added: "The JAM Fund relies on public donations and support and we would ask anyone who is thinking of running in this year's Cardiff Half Marathon to run as part of our team.
"The charity will provide a team running vest and sponsorship forms, and we do not ask people to raise large sums of money as we feel that any amount helps."
Please contact Paul at the charity website www.jamfund.co.uk