HELP SOUGHT FOR JAKE
Support is being sought to help a determined young man with a disability to achieve his ambition to qualify as a personal trainer.
RDA Wheatbelt Youth Connections Program support officer, Lyn Kay, is working with Jacob Lampert from York who has the incurable, Friedreich Ataxia. Due to an operation on his legs Jake could not finish year 11 but wants to do an online course in personal training and find a job in the gym Industry.
Lyn said Youth Connections works with young people who are disengaged or at high risk of disengaging from school. She has 30 years experience in the gym industry and takes Jake to Beverley District High School every week where he helps with boxing classes involving students in years 7-10.
The Beverley students under Lyn's guidance want to help Jake raise the $2,000 he needs to do the course. They ran a cake stall and raffle in Beverley on March 29.
"If we raise more we want to donate it towards 'extras' on a new wheelchair Jake is waiting for. "He has also just got his L plates and will need to get a car that is modified to make it possible for him to drive," Lyn said.
"These are extra costs his parents Jules and Brad face daily. "If anyone would like to donate to help this inspirational young man please contact Lyn on 0437 629 929 at RDA Wheatbelt.
ABOVE: Lyn Kay with Jacob Lampert during a session in the gym.