Jake holds auction for terminally ill children
AYOUNGSTER born weighing less than 2lbs, who lost his twin brother at three days old, has held a fundraiser for terminally ill children.
Jake Flannery, now aged 18, was born at 25 weeks, weighing 1lb 13oz, and has cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. His twin died at just three days old.
Jake, of Meadway, High Lane, decided to hold a fundraiser in aid of the charity Wish Upon a Star, which helps make dreams come true for terminally ill children.
Mum Michelle Flannery posted Jake’s decision on social media, and by the morning High Lane Conservative Club had offered use of a room free of charge.
Michelle set up a JustGiving page, and again overnight £85 was raised.
Jake held his event supported by Michelle and his dad Ian, and received almost £2,000 in donations, including those from Manchester United, Manchester City, Stockport County FC, Laborghini and local businesses. There was a raffle and auction and chocolatier Oliver Dunn gave up his time as the auctioneer, while Jake had the gavel.
The band Derailer, made up of local teenagers, also played on the night.
●●Jake Flannery now; Inset, as a newborn baby
●●Jake’s auction night
●●Band playing at the auction night