Downham Market club helps mum’s special bath appeal

Downham Rotary present Leia Brinton with a cheque for ?500. From left: Rotary vice president Martin Chilvers, Rotary president Bob Linford, Leia Brinton and Toni Roberts (Leia's mum) ANL-160926-155146001
Downham Rotary present Leia Brinton with a cheque for ?500. From left: Rotary vice president Martin Chilvers, Rotary president Bob Linford, Leia Brinton and Toni Roberts (Leia's mum) ANL-160926-155146001

A club in Downham have donated a large sum to a mum whose one-year-old son has a rare skin condition.

Downham Rotary presented Leia Brinton, whose son Reggie has Ichthyosis, with £500 towards an appeal she set up to get Reggie a special bath.

Miss Brinton, from Emneth, is hoping to buy a Microsilk bath which will help ease Reggie’s condition, which without it causes constant itching and means his skin sheds every 12 hours.

These baths generate tiny bubbles and help to soothe the skin by exfoliating and moisturising it, but they are only available from America at a cost of approximately £10,000.

Presenting Leia with the cheque Downham Rotary president Bob Linford praised her determination to do the very best she can for Reggie.

Since she set up the appeal earlier this year, Miss Brinton has been supported by a number of different organisations, clubs and individuals who have donated or fundraised in order to support her appeal.

As well as working to ease her son’s life, the mother-of-two is now also hoping to raise awareness of this rare skin condition.

To donate to this cause, visit: www.gofundme.com/reggiesmsbath