Cranbrook family ask for help to improve baby Martin’s quality of life

PUBLISHED: 13:33 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:50 13 October 2017

Daniel Stokes (left), Emma Woods and Martin Stokes. Picture: James Cook.

Daniel Stokes (left), Emma Woods and Martin Stokes. Picture: James Cook.


A Cranbrook family says it’s facing an ‘uncertain and daunting’ future since their baby was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

But although it’s too late to save their 11-month-old son, the family say they have been moved by the ‘incredible support’ they’ve received from friends and family.

Already more than £6,930 has been raised to improve Martin Stokes’s quality of life and to help his family.

Martin was diagnosed with Krabbe’s disease in August.

“It was devastating news,” says his mother, Emma Woods. “It’s a terminal illness that means Martin will lose the ability to see, hear, feel, eat and smile. His life expectancy is less than two years. We have been moved by the incredible support we have had. Any money raised will be put towards spending as much time together as possible, creating happy memories and purchasing any equipment that could contribute to a better quality of life for Martin.”

To contribute, click here

Other News Stories


Don’t miss our readers’ photos from around East Devon sent in via

Read more

Uplyme woman Freya Lovett succeeds Jill Chase.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Hospital League of Friends thanks the community for supporting its annual fundraising event

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Youngsters from Honiton’s Beavers group practiced their town cries – and picked up a pretty penny in doing so!

Read more
Yesterday, 07:01

Peter Fortnam is installed as president during a cruise on the River Exe

Read more
Thu, 17:00

A Honiton butcher has expressed his sadness after what is believed to have been a large vehicle caused £2,000 worth of damage to his canopy - by crunching into it.

Read more
Thu, 15:01

Popular open top bus service will operate between Charmouth, Lyme, Seaton and Beer

Read more
Thu, 11:00

The shopping scene in Honiton’s New Street has been dealt a fresh blow after a business announced it will close tomorrow (Friday).

Read more
Thu, 07:34

Local school children join the fight for cleaner seas to safeguard wildlife

Read more
Thu, 07:11

Vehicle’s catalytic converter catches alight

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 16°C

Useful Links

Photo Orders
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Devon Freewheelers

Devon Freewheelers

Read Online

Read the Cranbrook Herald e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Cranbrook's trusted business finder

Find planning applications