The amazing team at the Buck, Driffield has raised over £1,500 to help a local family towards their target of raising funds for their baby, Marley, to access life-saving treatment.
Regulars at the pub raised the money for Marley who suffers from Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which is a genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness. Consequently, Marley suffers from breathing difficulties and is unable to move his arms, legs, or sit down. The money raised will go towards a fundraising effort that aims to send Marley to the US for potentially life-saving treatment.
The pub held an online raffle extravaganza offering fantastic prizes including wine and chocolates and was further boosted by the fantastic support from local small businesses who donated gift vouchers. The raffle was drawn live and streamed via The Buck’s Facebook page. The team also auctioned off a Nintendo Switch and a go-kart on the night which achieved price tags of £270 and £70.
Last year, the pub won the BII’s Heart of the Community Award and was a finalist in the Great British Pub Awards for their incredible community services and the consistent support they give to their locals. This period of lockdowns and uncertainty has not stopped them from being a pillar of support.
Manager Rhian Livingstone MBE, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year, said: “We really wanted to do something to help the family but due to lockdown we had to amend our plans. With a raffle we could have everyone involved and streaming it on our Facebook was a great way to interact with our regular customers.
“We can’t wait to be serving our locals again and we are planning more fundraising towards Marley’s treatment when we are open.”
If you would like to help Marley and donate to the Go-Fund-Me campaign please follow the link: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/please-help-beautiful-baby-marley?qid=2c98acd51de5fe210d679eb2f504c6e4
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