A MUM and her three children are putting on a fashion show to raise money in tribute to a baby boy who died from meningitis.
Charlie Mann was just 15 weeks old when his Shepley parents Katy and Chris had to make the agonising decision to switch off his life support machine.
Katy, 31, thought she knew all the symptoms of meningitis, but the only one displayed by Charlie was a temperature.
Now Beth Rae – who lives in Shepley and knows Katy’s dad Ian Watkinson through the village cricket club – is hoping to raise awareness of the disease.
The 43-year-old said: “I own a children’s clothes shop and it’s mainly children and young people that are affected by meningitis so the fashion show will be raising awareness of this killer.
“We will be giving out information at the event.
“I’m hoping we will raise £1,000 by the time we’ve done – the money will go towards the Meningitis Trust.”
The Bridge Hotel in Holmfirth is hosting the event.
Beth, who owns The Clothes Peg children’s clothes shop on Market Walk in Holmfirth, has enlisted the help of her children Will, nine, Lucy, 12, and Jenny, 18, to model the clothes.
Rebel School of Theatre Arts is also providing models for the show which starts at 1.30pm on Saturday, April 2.
Tickets are £5 and can be bought from The Clothes Peg or by calling Beth on 07798612958.