By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 14 September 2012 Updated: 14/09 10:09
FITNESS fans in Redditch will be joining together to raise money for a hospital which saved a young boy's life.
Sue Bowen-Peters' son Jamie, now three, was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just seven-months-old.
Now after having chemotherapy for 16 months, he has health issues including blindness in his right eye and chronic fatigue, but is looking forward to a 'bright future' thanks to the team at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Winyates Green resident Sue is now joining forces with Eze Fitness for a fitness fund-raiser and activity week to raise money for the hospital's brain tumour research fund.
She told the Standard: "Over the last 50 years children's survival rates have gone up from 25 per cent to 80 per cent just because of fund-raising.
"My son would not be here had his type of tumour not been researched. It is key.
"Other than the problems with his sight, hearing and muscles, Jamie is as bright as a button and we are very optimistic about his future."
Aiming to raise £500, the team at Eze Fitness will be opening their doors from September 17 to 23 for 30-minute classes including kettlebells, high intensity tabata, body combat, body balance, step aerobics and body pump.
Children can also join in with the YMCA-led Y-Play including a bouncy castle and face painting.
To book a place at the open week or to find out more call 01527 61852 or visit the club on Alcester Street.
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