Hello all

Each year our local Pool League (www.larnepoolleague.com) nominate an annual charity for which we endeavour to raise funds for. Over the years we have helped many individuals and organisations, something of which we are very proud. This new season 2019 - 2020 we will be collecting for local lad Mason McCombe. Mason's story is as follows as told by his mum and dad -
"" Mason is 12 years old and has a genetic condition called Fragile X Syndrome. This means his X chromosome is damaged and due to this he suffers from Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Anxiety, displays Challenging Behaviour and has limited speech. He suffers from low muscle tone and is prone to episodes of absences, which are a form of epilepsy.
Mason has no sense of danger and will never be able to live on his own. He can cause injury to himself due to getting anxious in situations he has no control over.
Mason attends Roddensvale School and is in a small class of 6 pupils. The school have recognised that certain things help Mason to remain calm and deal with challenging situations.
He goes to the Hydro Pool and especially loves the Sensory Room. Both of these help him to relax and keep calm.
We applied for grants to provide a sensory room at home for Mason to enable him to have a safe relaxing space of his own and help him deal with any issues that can cause challenging behaviour.
Unfortunately our application was unsuccessful but friends and family began fundraising to enable this to happen for Mason.
We are overwhelmed by the support we received from friends, family, the local dart league, community group, Larne Rangers Club to name but a few and have almost reached the target of £6,000 needed to provide a sensory room for Mason. Everything has been ordered and a team of specialists from The Learning Space in Belfast will oversee the work until completion.
This will make such a difference to our wee boys life and we will never be able to thank everyone who helped in anyway enough ""
Alison & Jim McCombe
This season to help with our fundraising we will be running a Bonus Ball on the UK Lotto with the winner receiving a fantastic brand new cue with extension and case supplied by Darren Lowe, details below.
Mastercue Pro Butt Cue
3/4 jointed
9mm tip
3/4 length case
6" extension
It's £10 per number and as soon as all are sold we will announce what night's Lotto draw we will be using to select the winner. Please help us to help Mason.
Please contact Robert Hawkins to buy your numbers
You can Paypal money owed to robert.hawkins@zen.co.uk (in GBP, Friends and Family option) or give it to Robert in person

Many thanks folks, Larne & District Pool League Committee.