Sip afternoon tea in style for Mia and Cory

Leanne Moir with Mia and Cory and Bev Floody
Leanne Moir with Mia and Cory and Bev Floody

A stylish afternoon tea is being held in Corby to raise funds for a brother and sister with a rare genetic condition.

Mia Blakey-Tew, three, and Cory, one, have recently been diagnosed with RARS2 mutation which means they are partially-sighted and have limited hearing and mobility.

Their parents, Leanne Moir and Dean Blakey-Tew are raising funds to pay for therapy, equipment and adaptations to their home in Latimer Road, Corby.

Dean said: “This is a relatively new condition and there isn’t much research into it. Their diagnosis and prognosis for the future is unclear and we still have lots of questions surrounding their growth but while the children stay strong and continue to smile we know they are happy.

“Although we are to assume that RARS2 mutation means they will never develop any further, there is always hope and as long as we have hope we will all continue to smile. Who knows what miracle may just be around the corner.”

Dean’s aunt Natalie Newby has organised the traditional afternoon tea which is being held at Busby’s Lounge, Lodge Park Sports Centre, Corby, on Monday, April 1, from 11am until 6pm. She said: “We will have the best china out and lovely homemade cakes and sandwiches. There will also be vintage and craft stalls.”

To book a stall or for more details call 01536 445608 or email