The free Breakfast was all in aid of Join Our Boys.
The Join Our Boys Trust is a charity that was created in 2014 in Roscommon and was a community response to one familiy’s crisis.
Archie, George & Isaac will have complex needs that will require additional resources to ensure that they can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. The local community have fund raised extensively to fund the building of a specific house that will belong to The Trust. The family will ‘borrow’ the house for the time it is required for the boys.
This large bungalow will need to accommodate three young boys using motorised wheel chairs, as well as other medical and therapy equipment. Everyone who has worked on this project to date has done so free of charge. The challenge they they have is that they require another €700,000 to ensure that it can be completed. Archie is now at the stage that he has to crawl up the stairs each night to go to bed.
The charity also funds the translational research project that have the potential to help everyone with Duchenne. To date, the projects funded relate to the development of the micro dystrophin programmes. If successful, this potential treatment would slow down the disease considerably. Our hope is that in time, other treatment, ideally a cure will be developed.
Thank you to all who donated at our free breakfast, we were very happy to raise €332 for this deserving cause. If you would like more information or to donate, please click here.