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Sporty family from Seven Kings thrive on racing for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:52 22 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:58 22 September 2015

Young spartans (left) Jasleen, six, and big brother Jeevan, eight, who completed a childrens charity race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber

Young spartans (left) Jasleen, six, and big brother Jeevan, eight, who completed a childrens charity race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber

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Two children are following in their father footsteps by taking part in races and obstacle courses to raise funds for charity.

Jeevan Bhamber, eight, taking part in the spartan kids charity race. Picture Sarabjit BhamberJeevan Bhamber, eight, taking part in the spartan kids charity race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber

Jeevan Bhamber, eight, and his sister Jasleen, six, pupils at Parkhill Junior School in Clayhall, took part in the Spartan Kids Race in Ashburnham, East Sussex, on Sunday to raise funds for Essex charity, Little Havens Hospice.

The children had to climb ropes, carry hales of bay and sand bags, balance beams and climb under army nets for the one mile course.

Mother, Rashpal Bhamber, ran all the way along the sidelines to encourage her children.

She said: “I am so very proud of them and their achievement, they were fantastic.

Jasleen Bhamber, six, taking part in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit BhamberJasleen Bhamber, six, taking part in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber

“And I will be taking part in the adult spartan race next year.”

Dad, Sarabjit Bhamber, a software developer, has completed races for the London to Brighton challenge, Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

He also plans to take part in the men’s health survival 10k run in November.

Mr Bhamber said: “It’s important to give back.

Jeevan Bhamber, eight, with his medal after completing in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit BhamberJeevan Bhamber, eight, with his medal after completing in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber

“You get such a sense of achievement for doing something for someone else and it instils in the kids that if you work hard, you get something for it.

“My kids got a medal and absolutely loved taking part in the race.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/Sarabjit-Bhamber.

Jasleen Bhamber, six, taking part in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit BhamberJasleen Bhamber, six, taking part in the obstacle race. Picture Sarabjit Bhamber


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