Feb 6 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
SKEM Men-aces handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Ben Jones after their charity truck pull.
The Men-aces recently pulled a 19-tonne truck to help raise funds and awareness for Ben after they met him and heard about his story.
The club invited Ben and his family down to their training session and presented them with a cheque to help start off a legacy for him.
Six-year-old Ben suffers from Phelan-Mcdermid syndrome a genetic condition which means he has severe learning difficulties.
The Kingsbury school pupil has never been able to speak but his family say they have found other ways to communicate with him.
Ben’s condition means he will need specialist care for the rest of his life and his family are currently in the process of setting up a trust fund for him, with the proceeds from the truck pull starting it off.
Carl Eaton, Manager of the Men-aces said: “It was quite emotional for all of us. All of the lads have taken Ben under their wing and he loves coming down to watch us play,
“It’s great that we’ve been able to raise so much money for him with the truck pull and hope that we can help Ben further in the future.”