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04/12/2019

Whitby Sea Foods choose Reverse Rett as their first Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Whitby Seafoods have chosen Reverse Rett as their charity of the Year for 2020.

They began the process by forming an employee committee to come up with ways the company could support the local community. They then asked employees to nominate charities and had a vote to decide who won.

Barry Harland, who is Head of Responsible Business at Whitby Seafoods said, ‘Reverse Rett came out as the winner. It was nominated because two families in Whitby are affected by Rett Syndrome, one of which is a family member of one of our employees. Many of our employees had never heard of Rett Syndrome so it raised awareness of the condition immediately. We are all delighted that Reverse Rett was chosen as it is a charity close to the hearts of the local community’.

Andy Stevenson, Co-Founder of Reverse Rett said, ‘We are truly grateful for the support of Whitby Seafoods. We have had tremendous help from the Whitby community before so we are delighted that Whitby Seafoods have chosen us as their Charity of the Year. As a parent to two women with Rett Syndrome it really is humbling to receive this support at a very exciting time for Rett research.’

Mum to Harriet, Victoria Fusco, no stranger to fundraising for Rett research herself, said ‘As a whole family we are thrilled that Whitby Seafoods have chosen Reverse Rett as their charity to support. It puts Rett Syndrome into the spotlight of our community and increases the awareness of the syndrome while raising much-needed funds for vital research to help our children. We look forward to being part of their fundraising.’

Local girl, Harriet

We wish the team at Whitby Seafoods the very best for their year of fundraising. Thank you for choosing Reverse Rett.