at Carryduff Auction Group have organised a fundraiser on behalf
of a former colleague who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
Morgan Costello, known as 'Morgie' to his
close friends, worked at Carryduff Auction Group for 10 years
but had to leave when his debilitating illness took hold in
Morgan, who is only 32, is still awaiting
further treatment on the NHS and says each day is a struggle for
him. Whilst trying to put on a brave face, it is clear the
Carryduff man has suffered dearly.
Richard Smith, a former colleague and
childhood friend, decided to organise the fundraiser with his
fellow work mates to help Morgan raise enough money to have his
treatment as soon as possible.
He explained: "Morgie is well known amongst
the car dealers and is thought of highly by all.
"He is a great friend and we just want to see
his quality of life improve.
"We are hoping that enough money will be
raised on Saturday night to pay his medical expenses and
recovery, which involves consultation, treatment and travel.
"Our aim is purely to make life a little
better for him - the life most of us take for granted."
Speaking about the fundraiser his friends
have organised, Morgan said: "I am very thankful to every-one
involved in organising Saturday night.
"I don't have much to look forward to these
days and I am just about coping.
"Knowing my friends and family are going to
great lengths to try and raise money so I can have treatment
sooner, means so much to me."
The fundraiser takes place this Saturday
night at the Ascot in Carryduff at 9pm. Tickets cost �10 and are
available from Carryduff Auction Group and The Ascot. There will
be a grand draw with some fantastic prizes.
Anyone wishing to donate prizes or monies to
aid Morgan's fund please call 9081 3775.