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Cornish Times: Choir sings to help

A choir is singing out to help their choir-mate’s granddaughter.

Polperro Fishermen’s Choir will be raising funds for a charity researching a life-limiting neurological condition.

Reverse Rett was set up in 2010 to fund research into a cure for Rett Syndrome, which is caused by a genetic mutation mainly affecting little girls.

Lottie Lashbrooke, the six-year-old granddaughter of choir chairman David Lashbrooke, suffers from the condition.

Lottie is unable to say more than a few words and has great difficulty controlling her hands or concentrating. Many of those affected develop multiple disabilities and medical complexities.

David said: ‘Lottie is a very happy and loving little girl who likes music and enjoys coming to Cornwall.

‘The members of the choir were so moved by Lottie’s story that they voted unanimously to support the charity.’

The choir has the backing of its president, broadcaster and writer Richard Madeley, who said: ‘Having a daughter myself, I realise how devastating it must be to a family to receive a diagnosis of Rett Syndrome. The charity Reverse Rett gives them hope and I fully support the efforts of the choir to raise money for this important cause’.

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