Honiton man left disabled after road accident recognised for his charity work

PUBLISHED: 11:30 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:05 09 October 2017

Jordan Joyce with his mum Barbara. Inset: The sponsored room at Ronald McDonald House, Bristol, named after Jordan.

Jordan Joyce with his mum Barbara. Inset: The sponsored room at Ronald McDonald House, Bristol, named after Jordan.

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Jordan Joyce has been fundraising for Ronald McDonald House, Bristol since 2013.

A Honiton man who was left disabled after a road accident has been recognised for his charity efforts.

Jordan Joyce has been fundraising for Ronald McDonald House, Bristol since 2013.

The charity is close to Jordan’s heart, having provided free accommodation for him when he was left in a coma after an accident.

Jordan suffered serious brain damage and physical injuries when, aged 15, he was struck by a car while helping a friend deliver newspapers.

The incident took place near Honiton Fire Station in November 2003.

Since his devastating accident, Jordan has been fundraising for Ronald McDonald House, which provides home from home accommodation, free of charge, to the families of critically ill children receiving care in Bristol.

He also began to explore his love of music as part of his therapy and released albums Mystery Face and Reaching Out To You in aid of Ronald McDonald House.

This, combined with various other fundraisers held over the years, has seen him raise £3,772 for the charity.

Now, as a special thank you for his efforts, Ronald McDonald House – which has to raise 263,000 per year to operate – has recognised Jordan’s efforts by sponsoring a named room for the next three years under the name of JJ’s place.

Jordan said: “I would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the sponsors and supporters that made this possible.

“The album was released under my writing name of Bartie Joyce and is available to buy signed from my website, www.bartie-joyce.com”

As reported by the Herald in 2014, Jordan was awarded a financial settlement following a legal battle spanning nearly 10 years.

The money allowed him to buy his own home and kit it out with a dedicated music room.

Speaking at the time, his mother Barbara said “It is a relief from our point of view and it has given us peace of mind that Jordan is not going to have any worries in the future.”

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