‘Pamper queen’ takes up gruelling challenge

Tara with her canine training partner
Tara with her canine training partner

A woman who spend her working life pampering people is undertaking a gruelling trek in memory of a baby who should never have died.

Tara Garritt is spending five days braving extreme temperatures and high altitudes climbing mountains in Jordan to raise cash for Action Medical Research for Children.

Her motivation is a boy who should have been her stepson - her husband’s son from a previous relationship.

Little Alex Garritt suffered from a rare breathing disorder and died many years ago at the age of 10 months.

“Today the research that AMR charity pays for could well have saved him,” said 42-year-old Tara, who works for Treatme Experience Days.

“I vowed to raise money for them to help other children My husband Mark is delighted because it means Alex’s memory lives on.

“I spend my working like organising wonderful treats for people, yet I’m putting myself through this hellish trek in Jordan. I must be crazy!”