Worksop McDonalds fundraiser to help family

McDonalds Worksop did a drive-thru challenge to raise money for Brandon Craske-Playfoot pictured with his dad Gavin
McDonalds Worksop did a drive-thru challenge to raise money for Brandon Craske-Playfoot pictured with his dad Gavin

A Drive-thru challenge raised hundreds for a Worksop youngster who has cerebral palsy and needs his house adapting.

McDonalds raised £315 for four-year-old Brandon Craske-Playfoot, of Nene Walk, by donating £1 for every car they served through the drive through on Saturday, November 28 between 12 and 2pm and collecting change at the counter too.

Linda Jordan, customer care manager, said: “As soon as we saw the article in the Worksop Guardian we decided we would like to help.

“I’m sure the community around the town will want to do the same.

“It’s very early days with the fundraising campaign, hopefully the “pot” will fill quickly. It’s been a delightful pleasure to meet and help Brandon and his family.”

Brandon was born on June 1 2011 but did not take his first breath for 12 minutes, This left him with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.

He also has a heart condition called aortic stenosis, which means his main heart valve does not work as it should, he had a operation on it at nine weeks old and will also need further surgery to replace his aorta at anytime.

Dad, Gavin Craske-Playfoot, 37, said: “We have been told by Bassetlaw District Council that we could get funding to build a ground floor extension but it will not cover all the costs.

“We need a bath and a bed with hoists on them and make the house wheelchair accessible.”

The projected cost of the extension for the St Giles School on Babworth Road, Retford pupil, is close to £50,000 and the family believe the Council will only help with costs up to £40,000.

So far the family have raised £3,000 and Gavin said: “I know this is a lot of money but having this extension means Brandon can stay with his family and be cared in his own home where he feels safe and secure, but we don’t have the money to meet the shortfall.”

There are more fundraising events planned over the next couple of months including a Race Night at Breakers Snooker Club, a raffle to win a Trolley full of groceries at Tesco and a family disco with a sponsored head shave at Manton Sports Club.