Mums make stop on mission to beat condition’s stigma

Four mothers undertaking a mammoth road trip across the UK to raise awareness of children and adults with Tourette Syndrome came to Sheffield yesterday.  All four women ' who all have a child with the genetic condition ' were greeted by Lord Mayor Councillor Vickie Priestley and Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at the Town Hall. L to R - Jac campbell, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Eileen Darling, Lord Mayor Councillor Vickie Priestley, Donna Emmerson, Liz Mielnik, Joe Wallace (young man with Tourette's Syndrome)
Four mothers undertaking a mammoth road trip across the UK to raise awareness of children and adults with Tourette Syndrome came to Sheffield yesterday. All four women ' who all have a child with the genetic condition ' were greeted by Lord Mayor Councillor Vickie Priestley and Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at the Town Hall. L to R - Jac campbell, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Eileen Darling, Lord Mayor Councillor Vickie Priestley, Donna Emmerson, Liz Mielnik, Joe Wallace (young man with Tourette's Syndrome)
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Supermums touring the UK in a bid to raise awareness for Tourette’s Syndrome made a stop off in Sheffield.

Eileen Darling, aged 60, Donna Emmerson, 30, Liz Mielnik, 40, and Jac Campbell, 50, met with Lord Mayor Councillor Vicky Priestley and Coun Jackie Drayton during their 2,200 mile tour of the country.

The ladies, who are all from the North East and have children with Tourette’s, are visiting 52 English cities over 11 days to try remove the stigma surrounding the condition.

Coun Drayton said: “These mums are clearly very courageous and I take my hat off to them. Sheffield Council is determined to help in any way we can.”