Skem Men-Aces manager, Carl Eaton, attended our office today to pick up a cheque for £309.79, donated on behalf of the staff at Scott Rees & Co towards their 24 hour walk fundraiser a couple of weekends ago.
The event was organised to help raise money for the Lily Foundation, in support of local children Callum, Jack and Maycee Senior, who have all been diagnosed with the strongest form of Mitochondrial disease.
On receiving the cheque, Carl described the event as a huge success and thanked Scott Rees for supporting them. He told us:
“I would like to thank Scott Rees & Co for supporting us once again. It was a really emotional weekend. Seeing our lads go to such great lengths to support these three children was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I couldn’t be more proud of their achievement and hopefully the money raised will go a long way towards helping Callum, Jack and Maycee fulfill some of their dreams.”
“Up until a few weeks ago I had not heard of mitochondrial disease, so if anything, I hope our fundraiser can raise some awareness, at least in the local area. Hearing the story of these three children really puts things in perspective.”
Scott Rees & Co Marketing Partner, David Byrne, was full of praise for the effort put in by Carl and the Men-Aces, saying:
“Everyone here at Scott Rees & Co has clearly been touched by the story of these three children, many of who have children of their own. Their reaction has been brilliant and means that we have been able to raise a fantastic amount of money towards the Men-Aces’ final total.”
“The Skem Men-Aces are a true credit to themselves and to this town. At the end of the day, these lads have their own challenges to deal with yet they consistently put all that aside to help our others.”
Mitochondrial disease is a degenerative disease that starves nearly every cell in the body of energy, which affects mobility, sight, memory and speech. Sadly, there is no known cure for the disease and children who suffer from the type that the Senior’s do are not expected to live beyond the age of 17.
There is now a charity page set up to support these children and help them achieve some of the things on their bucket lists. If you would like to donate towards this you can by visiting the Go Fund Me Page.