AN event to raise awareness about Tourette’s will be coming to Burnham this weekend.

The Tourettes Awareness fun day, organised by mum-of-three Claire Payne, will take place on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

The event will be held on the field at Ormiston Rivers Academy in Southminster Road.

Funds from the day will go towards the cause of Tourette’s awareness.

There will be craft and gift stalls, pony rides rides, inflatables, live music and more.

Claire said: “This fun day is for everyone, not just people who have the condition.

“I’m really looking forward to it.

“Raising awareness of the conditions my son has is paramount for him and for other sufferers.”

Claire has created this event as a way of bringing attention to the condition as her son, Tyler Amos, has Tourette’s.

People with Tourette’s suffer from involuntary movements called tics. These can either be physical or vocal and can be made worse by stress or anxiety.

People with the condition may also have obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning difficulties.

Tourettes can be managed through behavioural therapy or medication.

Entry to the event is free.

For details, call Claire on 07908 279751 or visit