Firefighters help mums’ charity bake

Charlotte's brother, Paul, and her son, Leonn, 2, got to sit inside a fire engine
Charlotte's brother, Paul, and her son, Leonn, 2, got to sit inside a fire engine

Families and firefighters rallied together to raise funds for a little-known Luton children’s charity.

Charlotte Stark and Katie Doke, both 30, organised a coffee morning and family activity day on October 29 at Dunstable Community Fire Station, Brewers Hill Lane, collecting £361 for Rett UK.

The charity, based on Mill Street, help families of children with Rett Syndrome, a lifelong neurological disorder which can cause severe physical and mental disability.

Charlotte said: “Everyone loved it. It was a really fun morning and we’re still doing little bits to raise money, like taking cakes to work and running a JustGiving page.

“The firefighters gave guests a tour of the engines – I don’t know who it was for, the children or the mums! The kids got to have a go at squirting a hose.”

The pair hope to run future events for the charity and would like to thank Donna Tinch, Rett UK office manager, for attending with her family.

Visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rettukcoffeemorning.