DOZENS of fundraisers will tackle a gruelling assault course to raise money to help send a little girl on her dream holiday.

Sixty-two members of the Eat Train Live (ETL) gym at Lillyhall in Workington will take part in the Born Survivor event tomorrow.

Led by Carla Quirk, the ETL group is raising funds for four-year-old Arabella Kelly, who has an inoperable brain tumour, to send her to Florida to meet the Disney princesses.

So far the group, known as Arry’s army, have smashed all targets raising £33,240.

Carla said: “This is an unbelievable amount. The support we have had off local people has been incredible. People have raised money through events as well, it’s absolutely fantastic.”

The team will attempt a military-style cross-country obstacle course tomorrow, with natural and man-made obstacles over 12k at Lowther Castle, Penrith.

The course is devised and run by former members of the Royal Marines and is now the leading event of its kind in the county.

Carla hopes to raise around £2,000 from the Born Survivor event, which will enable the little girl to fulfill her wish to meet the princesses, have a visit to Centre Parcs at Penrith and perhaps a visit to Lapland at Christmas too.

Carla explained that Arabella has recently had an intensive course of radiotherapy and the family are waiting for details of scans. She said that specialists seem pleased with her progress.

The Disney world trip has been booked for the end of October.

Arabella’s mother, Jessica Blacklock and grandfather, Geoff Blacklock, are also fundraising for The Brain Tumour charity. Jessica ran the Great North Run, raising £7,000 and Geoff will be taking part in Born Survivor.

The group’s last fundraising event was a race night held at Galloping Horse, Harrington, which raised £4,214.

Anyone that would like to raise money for Arabella’s fund can go to the funding page at or contact Carla Quirk on 07591325133