Mum’s psychic night to help people with autism

Laura Bamforth and her son Jack.
Laura Bamforth and her son Jack.

A mum whose four-year-old son was diagnosed with autism has organised a fundraising evening to raise awareness of the condition.

Laura Bamforth, of Pontefract, wants people to have a better understanding of autism after hurtful remarks were made towards her son Jack.

The mum-of-two has organised a psychic fundraising event to raise money for the National Autistic Society, which has helped the family come to terms with Jack’s diagnosis.

Mrs Bamforth, who is also mum to one-year-old Jessie, said: “The diagnosis left me questioning if it was my own fault although it was nice to have some answers.

“Since Jack has been diagnosed, we have had some very rude and nasty comments towards him and we think that is due to a lack of knowledge.”

The psychic event will take place at Halfpenny Lane Working Men’s Club, Pontefract, from 1pm until 3.30pm on Sunday April 3.

There will be free psychic readings and a raffle at the fundraiser.

Mrs Bamforth said: “I am organising the event with my psychic friend Angela Gale.

“She has offered to help me by giving free readings at the event and is bringing along one or two of her psychic friends.

“She is so kind helping me out.”

Tickets for the event cost £10 and include food. To book a place contact Laura on 07702 248472 or e-mail

Raffle prizes include tickets to see Steven medium Holbrook and a free psychic reading with Angela Gale. Also up for grabs will be a beauty treatment and a free photo shoot and prints with Lavern Washington Photography.