Coffee morning fires up funds for kids’ cause

Parents and children enjoyed Family Fun Day at Stockwood Park, Oct 1, to launch Rett Awareness Month
Parents and children enjoyed Family Fun Day at Stockwood Park, Oct 1, to launch Rett Awareness Month

Two kind-hearted Luton mums are holding a coffee morning to raise the public’s awareness of Rett Syndrome.

Charlotte Stark and Katie Doke, both 30, of Stopsley, are holding a coffee and children’s activity morning on Saturday, October 29 , at Dunstable Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road, to help fund support for the little known condition.

Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting a child’s ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily.

Charlotte said: “I was visiting Stockwood Park earlier this month when I came across the charity, Rett UK, who were holding a family day for parents who have children with Rett Syndrome.

“ Katie and I both have two-year-olds and we realised how lucky we were to have healthy children – symptoms normally develop when children are around six – 18 months. The charity do amazing work to connect families with professional support and we wanted to do something to help.”

The coffee morning will be held between 10am – 1pm to raise funds for Rett UK.

There will be tours of fire engines, a story corner and a ‘name the bear’ competition.

Visit: www.rettuk.org