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.