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09:02 Friday 06 July 2012  Written by Amanda Hall

Girl, eight, with brain condition raises cash

A remarkable eight-year-old from Cippenham who suffers from a rare neurological condition has raised more than £1,000 with a 'scootathlon'.

Amelia Sherratt has had more than 10 operations and procedures to help her fight a condition known as intracranial idiopathic hypertension, which means increased fluid pressure on the brain.

But this week the Western House Primary School pupil was proud to present the Robin's Ward at Oxford Children's Hospital, where she has been treated for the last four years, with a cheque for £1,100.

The brave youngster with five of her year-three friends from the Richards Way school organised and competed in a 'scootathlon', which involves a scoot, bike ride and run.

She said: "It feels awesome to raise this much money for Robin’s Ward. It was really fun doing the event with all my friends."

Children's hospital fundraiser Penny Hambridge said it was wonderful to see someone as young as Amelia raise so much money.

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