Primary schools in Sligo are being encouraged to wear something orange on Friday, May 1 to help three Roscommon brothers who all suffer from a very rare disease.
Nine year old Archie Naughton and his twin brothers George and Isaac were all born with the condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The Join Our Boys Trust was set up by their parents Paula and Padraic in 2014 to provide funds for the boys’ ongoing medical treatment.
Although DMD has no cure an no effective treatment, it is hoped that some of the funds raised can be used to research the disease further.
May 1 is the twins’ fifth birthday and so it is the day the Trust has chosen for their Wear Orange Day. They are asking national schools in counties Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Longford, Westmeath and Sligo to take part, wear something orange on the day and donate €2 to the Trust.
Information packs will be provided to all the participating schools. If your school is not yet involved, log onto www.joinourboys.org to register or for more information.