A 12-YEAR-OLD born with a life-limiting condition has taken on a challenge for the charity which has supported him for nearly ten years.

Jack Bennett, from Barrow, was less than a year old when he was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy and epilepsy – changing the lives of his family forever.

His mum Joanne Bennett, who has another son, Daniel, was told by doctors that Jack would never sit independently, walk or talk in his lifetime.

Against all the odds, Jack can now sit, bunny hop crawl, stand with support and has started to feed himself.

The now 12-year-old took on a personal challenge of standing for one-and-a-half minutes in support of the Rainbow Hub’s 20th Birthday Celebration Virtual Ramble.

The event, which took place on April 24, is on target to raise more than £10,000 for the charity.

Jack, who attended conductive education at Rainbow Hub for almost ten years, smashed his target and did it with a huge smile and encouragement from his younger brother Daniel.

Many other children who attend Rainbow Hub also took on personal challenges, including steps in race runners and walkers, stand-up to sit-down, standing for a timed period, cycling, bouncy castle jumps – all things that many of us would take for granted.

All the funds raised via this event will help the charity to continue to provide specialist support for children with disabilities, in order for them to live more active and independent lives.

Lyndsay Fahey, chief executive of the Rainbow Hub, said: “We are amazed and delighted with the support we have received – it is a fantastic result and it was brilliant to see the community coming together to support a local charity.”

If you would like to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/rainbowramble2021.