A MUM who is fundraising to help her young son with a rare condition to walk and talk is calling on the local community to keep spreading the word about the campaign.

Lucy Dunn, who is from Fovant, launched the Love for Louis campaign in August and has so far raised about £7,000 of the £40,000 target to help pay for intensive physio and speech and language therapy.

Louis, two, was born with a congenital disorder which means he has a developmental delay and is unable to sit without help, crawl, walk or talk.

Lucy said: “We have raised nearly £2,000 this month and the total is about £7,000. We need people to continue to do things and undertaking challenges. That is where the difficulty is, keeping it in the know.”

The local community have been supporting the campaign by hosting coffee mornings, disco events as well as taking on Stoptober challenges.

Lucy said: “The Love for Louis campaign is going really well but we need people to continue to spread the word. We want people to set up coffee and cake mornings, offer raffle prizes or offer any support.”

Louis has already started having therapy sessions and Lucy says he is doing really well.

“He is getting frustrated with it as he is so close. One day he will get up and start walking,”she said.

Fundraising events coming up, include Glow For Louis which features Christmas stalls, a raffle, entertainment and glitter/ UV selfies as well as the main event - a Clubbercise class. It takes place on November 25 at Chafyn Grove School from 1.30pm-4.30pm.

Lucy has thanked everyone who has supported Louis so far. To donate go to treeofhope.org.uk/loveforlouis17/.

Anyone who wants host an event or donate raffle prizes can get in touch via the Love for Louis Facebook page.