Published on June 7th, 2014 | by BoyleToday.com
“Our Boys” concert
A Variety Concert featuring an array of local artists will be held in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle tonight Saturday the 7th June at 8.30 p.m. in support of the Join our Boys Trust. Local talent performing on the night includes: Bernie Flaherty & Donie O’Connor; Ann Conboy & Friends; Shannon Academy School of Irish Dancing; Keadue Group; Marc Egan & Tom McGlynn; Abbey Community College Group; Arlene Regan; Shannons from Ballinameen; Frankie Simon & Michael Harrington; Karen Carty & Martha Baker Kenny; Brendan Morris; Rory McDonnell and other artists.
The immediate purpose of the fundraising is to provide a purpose-built house for the family’s use. Indeed, one of the principles of the Trust is that all the money raised and the proposed house will remain in the ownership of the Trust but will be for the family’s use.
The Trust hope to raise 1.2 million and spread awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and ultimately try to find a cure.
The people of County Roscommon and beyond are showing tremendous support for the family and the Trust. Many fundraising events have already taken place and plenty more are being planned. A monster draw, where the first prize is a car, has been launched and this is promising to be an outstanding success.