Louth businessman is fundraising for his cousin

Louth businessman Ben Young is raising funds for his cousin Jess who is fighting cancer.
Louth businessman Ben Young is raising funds for his cousin Jess who is fighting cancer.

A Louth businessman is setting up a series of charity events throughout September to help raise funds for his cousin who is battling cancer.

Ben Young, who regularly supports a number of Louth events, is hoping that people will now support him and attend events at Cobbles Bar, Bar Castillejar, Samuel’s Nightclub and Samuel’s Takeaway.

He said: “I am trying to raise as much money as I can for my cousin Jess Murray who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“I try to offer as much support as I can for events that happen in the town, so I am hoping a I can call a bit of this support back.”

Jess’s cancer is in an aggressive state after she had endured several failed attempts of chemotherapy treatments.

Mr Young says Jess’s options for NHS treatment have run out.

Because of that, he is asking people to club together to raise funds to help her receive alternative treatments.

Jess says that with any money leftover, she wants to create memories for her daughter Darcy. The series of events start from this Thursday (September 3) with a special music quiz in Cobbles Bar from 9pm with a cash prize up for grabs for the winning team.

Teams of four are £10 and this includes a free glass or wine or a beer.

Following this event, a ‘Dance through the Decades’ evening will be taking place on Friday, September 18 at Samuel’s Nightclub.

It is from 8pm until late and entry is £5 before 11pm and £2.50 after. People can pick what they wear from any decade and there will be a prize for the most authentic costume.

A number of other events will be taking place throughout the month including a wheelbarrow challenge around the pubs of Louth, a pizza eating competition, a sponsored wax - and more.

Further details about will be published shortly.

A couple of raffles are also set to take place. Anyone has any prizes that they would like to donate can leave them with staff at Cobbles Bar.

For more information about Jess’s cause, or to make a donation, please visit; www.gofundme.com/z6emcgs.