Scott Rees & Co has donated £400 towards the Skem Men-Aces football team’s charity truck pull, which they completed before Christmas to raise funds for the Ben Jones Foundation.
Ben Jones is a local lad from Skelmersdale who is battling Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, which means he has severe learning difficulties.
The foundation has been set up to help raise awareness for the condition as well as help Ben’s parents set up a trust fund to help him with his future development.
The Men-Aces are regularly participating in fundraising events for the local community and just before Christmas they tackled their toughest challenge yet, when they successfully pulled an 18 ton truck.
Receiving the cheque (pictured above), Carl Eaton, who is the Skem Men-Aces manager, was pleased with the support they had received from the firm and welcomed the donation saying: “The response has been brilliant to this and with this donation we have already raised £1,650, with more still to come. It will certainly go a long way to helping the foundation, so we are very thankful for the support.”
David Byrne, who is a partner at the firm, praised the efforts of the Skem Men-Aces saying: “Since we announced that we were sponsoring the lads at Skem Men-Aces they have continuously made us proud with their efforts both on and off the pitch and by completing the truck pull they carried that trend on.
“If they are not winning gold medals, they are pulling 18 ton trucks for charity and we were only too happy to support them with a donation. The Ben Jones Foundation is a fantastic cause and we hope the money that the Menaces have raised will go a long way to help them.”