Che Bricknell-Lehmann, 5, at the Jump-4-Indie fundraising event at Limestone Park.
Che Bricknell-Lehmann, 5, at the Jump-4-Indie fundraising event at Limestone Park. David Nielsen

Charity long jump event raises funds for Indie

THEIR target of breaking the long jump world record may have been in vain, but those who took part in the Jump 4 Indie event have helped achieve a more important goal.

The charity event last weekend invited people to try their best at long jump and give the dividend for how much they jumped towards a life-saving cause.

Funds raised will go towards vital treatment for two-year-old Indie Rose Taurima, daughter of Olympic silver medal long jumper Jai Taurima.

WELL DONE: Ipswich Flyers (from left) Liz Hales, Tara Bramwell and Emilie McInally.
WELL DONE: Ipswich Flyers (from left) Liz Hales, Tara Bramwell and Emilie McInally.

The young girl is currently battling leukemia at Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney and is scheduled for a bone marrow transplant within the next few weeks.

The fundraiser was organised by Ipswich Sports House, Little Athletics Queensland and local athletic clubs with a goal to raise $1000.

Met West regional support officer for Little Athletics Queensland Theresa "Marty" Stolberg said the day generated $1298 in donations.

She said many athletes and ex-athletes had come to support the event, including Jai's brother Stacey Taurima.

"I was pleased to see such a great community turnout," she said. "And donations are still coming in."

Ipswich Sports House and Little Athletics QLD hosted a jump-4-Indie fundraising event at Limestone Park. Former member of Little Athletics Ipswich Andrew McLean. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Sports House and Little Athletics QLD hosted a jump-4-Indie fundraising event at Limestone Park. Former member of Little Athletics Ipswich Andrew McLean. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

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