Positive outcome for father and son living in a bus in Cork after GoFundMe 1 month ago

Positive outcome for father and son living in a bus in Cork after GoFundMe

The pair are delighted not to have to spend another winter in the bus.

Over a month ago, we reported that following an accident that occurred in the UK, a father and son were living together on a bus in Cork.

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Patrick Walsh and his son Adrian were living in a bus in Blarney after Adrian suffered an injury after falling off a wall while he was in Cardiff.

The two were living in the bus together for over a year and a half.

Adrian was in hospital for eight months with a broken neck, back and pelvis, as well as a long-term brain injury that still affects him today. Sadly, Adrian's mother passed away earlier this year.

But after community activist Kate Durrant set up a GoFundMe to raise money for the two, €2,000 was accumulated.

This was enough to secure them a "beautiful" mobile home in Blarney Castle Estate, with two bedrooms, and a working bathroom that suits both of them.

Speaking to Patricia Messinger on C103's Cork Today Show, Durrant said that Saint Vincent de Paul also helped with the process behind the scenes, as did the kindness of many others.

The Walsh's were living in the broken down bus on Blarney Castle Estate, and are said to be very happy to get to stay on the site that is now their home in the new mobile.

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