Saturday 18 November 2017

Fundraising trek in aid of student injured in Maynooth

Kym Owens
Kym Owens

A fundraising trek will be led by members of the 27th Battalion in aid of the Kym Owens Recovery Fund.

Ms Owens, an 18-year old Maynooth University student, was discovered on November 20th with injuries including two broken eye sockets, a dislocated jaw and a broken nose.

She was found a short distance from her student accommodation in Maynooth, Co Kildare, with few clues as to how she had suffered such extensive injuries.

Gardaí still have no suspects or eye witnesses in relation to the case, and have continually appealed for anyone with information to make contact through the garda confidential line 1800 666111

Kym, whose father and two brothers are serving soldiers with the 27th Battalion based in Dundalk, remains seriously ill after what her family believe was a vicious assault.

A spokesman for the Battalion said: '

Although Kym sustained horrific injuries she is responding well to treatment and is slowly improving but her road to recovery will be long and arduous.'

He confirmed that personnel from Aiken Barracks will holding a charity walk/run in the Cooley mountains this Thursday 9th February in aid of Kym Owens.

'Colleagues of her father and brothers have organised this event to raise money for The Kym Owens Recovery Fund.'

Irish Independent

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