Mountmellick boy on a mission for Ben & Jake

Ben and Jake Connolly with parents Terence and Nicolette.
A fundraising walk has been organised this Sunday, Mother’s Day, in Emo, by a young man who wants brothers Ben and Jake to be able to have the same home comforts he has.

A fundraising walk has been organised this Sunday, Mother’s Day, in Emo, by a young man who wants brothers Ben and Jake to be able to have the same home comforts he has.

Jack Overton, aged 20 has cerebral palsy and relies on his equipment such as a wheelchair, wetroom and hoists to be as independent as he can.

Jack moved into his own fit for purpose home last summer, beside his family’s home in Killeen.

“Jack enjoys the freedom and the independence that living in his new home has brought. He now wants to help the Ben and Jake Connolly Trust, to raise funds so Ben and Jake can enjoy a better quality of life that living in a fit for purpose home allows,” said his mother Caroline.

Jack plans to do a sponsored walk this Sunday March 15 on the grounds of Emo Court.

To sponsor Jack, please email him at workplacekilleen@gmail.com

The Ben and Jake Connolly Trust has been set up to raise enough money to build a fit for purpose home for two little brothers from Mountmellick.

Ben and Jake both have a very rare life limiting condition, Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome, causing epilepsy and loss of muscle control.

To donate, or find out more, see www.benandjakeconnolly.com.