Employees at Tring-based hr inspire, specialists in outsourced HR consultancy and support, are joining Reverse Rett in the charity’s fight to cure the post-natal neurological disorder Rett Syndrome, with an ambitious £25,000 fundraising target for its 2020 charity of the year.
After hr inspire Director Sandra McLellan met Hertfordshire-based Rita Ross, Reverse Rett Trustee and Co-founder and Mum to young daughter Frankie, who was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2008, the hr inspire team nominated Reverse Rett as the company’s charity of the year.
Frankie’s condition means that within a few years of her birth she started to lose her speech, her hand use, and ability to walk, amongst countless other symptoms. She now relies on toe walking and needs 24-hour care. Rett Syndrome affects 1:10,000 births, most often previously healthy little girls between their 1st and 2nd birthday, leaving them with multiple disabilities and medical complexities for life.
To achieve its ambitious £25,000 target, hr inspire has already planned a whole host of activities throughout the year including ‘Give It Up’ January, ‘Walk a Mile in Frankie’s Shoes’ and a skydive.
Sandra McLellan, Director of hr inspire commented: ‘When I shared Frankie’s journey with the team and the charity’s dedication in helping change the lives of children and adults with Rett Syndrome, we knew our charity of the year had to be Reverse Rett. Not only is the cause of the condition unknown, but a cure is almost within reach which could prevent other children getting this devastating lifelong condition.
‘It’s fantastic to already see so much energy and determination to help achieve our £25,000 target together. Our team of HR specialists are already making sacrifices this month giving up their favourite things to put the money towards our fundraising goal.’
Adds Rita Ross, Trustee and Co-founder, Reverse Rett: ‘We are so touched and delighted to be hr inspire’s charity of the year. Their £25,000 fundraising target will really make a difference in our fight to cure Rett Syndrome, while also helping us to support many children and adults living with the condition through the new Rett Clinic at Kings College Hospital that the charity has funded.’
You can follow hr inspire’s progress towards its £25k target to Reverse Rett at https://lnkd.in/gNYrrhF.