At the weekend off-duty officers from Merseyside Police helped arrange a charity photo competition, which was held at St Cuthbert’s Church in West Derby. The event was a great success and in addition to raising the profile of the Moebius Research trust is also raised £250 for the charity.

Guests at the event included the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar, Stephen Twigg MP and Mr Adel Fattah, a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who spoke about his role at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

The event also proved an excellent opportunity for people with Moebius to meet and chat. The Gratton family traveled up from Somerset and had a great time chatting with other families.

“It is great to see these events bringing people together and we are also extremely grateful to everyone involved for raising so much money for the Moebius Research Trust. The Trust relies totally on donations. It is our aim to fund the research into Moebius Syndrome as to date there is very little information on this rare condition and its cause. We are very close to starting the research now and every penny really does make a difference.” said Dionne Read of the Moebius Research Trust.

“We are hosting our first Conference in October and are very excited to be able to use this event to gain input from everyone regarding the way forward for the research project. It is a very exciting time for the charity.”

For more information on the conference which will be held in Liverpool on the 25th October please contact us.

Mr Adel Fattah, Consultant at Alder Hey Hospital meets the Seddon family

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar meeting the Seddon Family

The Gratton family speaking to Mr Adel Fattah of Alder Hey Hospital