the family of a tragic mum are set to embark on a gruelling challenge in memory of her baby son.
Carrie Curtis’ son, Charlie, was diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome when she was 18 weeks pregnant.
The brave mum was told the condition, which was diagnosed during a routine scan, was life-threatening and there would be little chance of Charlie surviving.
Just 19 minutes after Charlie’s birth he died in Leeds General Infirmary.
Carrie, 20, from Middleton, Leeds, set up a charity earlier this year to offer support to bereaved parents and raise awareness of the condition.
And her family are set to walk 66 miles from their home to Nottingham in 24 hours at the end of the month to raise hundreds of pounds for Charlie’s Angel Centre.
Carrie’s step-mum Ruth Curtis, who is in the team of walkers, said: “We will be thinking of Charlie and he will spur us on.
“It’s nice to help Charlie’s memory live on.
“We want people to know about him because there are other mums and dads having to go through it as well.”
And the family have also received backing from Yorkshire scriptwriter Kay Mellor who has recently been named as the charity’s patron.
The family say they have seen an increase in the number of families getting in touch with the charity for support.
Ruth added: “People are becoming more aware of this and are now more willing to talk about it. We have told them that you never get over it but you learn to live with it.”
The family hope to raise around £100,000 to set up a centre to offer support and help.
To sponsor visit: www.Charlies-Angel-Centre.org.uk