A song for charity from a little girl told she would never speak

Charlotte has recorded Twinkle Twinkle Little Star after being told she would never speak Photo: Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

A little girl from Leicestershire whose parents were told she would never speak has beaten the odds and has recorded a song to help raise money for a children's hospice.

Charlotte Blissett aged nine was diagnosed with West Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy from an early age.

West Syndrome is also known as infantile spasms, it is a rare and serious form of epilepsy in infants. Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain which leads to problems with movement and coordination.

But despite everything Charlotte who lives with her mum and dad Alison and Michael together with her twin sister Lattisha and older sister Georgina, aged 12, she has recorded Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to help raise money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough.

Charlotte's song is part of the charities appeal to raise money Credit: Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Charlotte’s mother, Alison says the charity is a great support for Charlotte and the family:

“Rainbows is absolutely fantastic. When I need someone to talk to, Rainbows is there. They care for Charlotte, but they also do so much more than that for our family and all the other families they look after. Christmas is a special time for children and I really hope people will be kind and donate to Rainbows at this time of festive giving.”

– Charlotte Blissett

To find out more about Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and to watch Charlotte sing visit the website here.