A DRIFFIELD family have raised over £1000 at a Jubilee Event for a charity close to their hearts.
Claire and Andrew Arundel, as previously reported in The Driffield Times & Post, spent The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 in Hull Royal Infirmary as their baby, Lydia, battled Pneumococcal Meningitis and septicaemia.
In celebration of their daughter’s recovery and to raise awareness of the killer disease, the couple, along with Lydia, 10 (pictured left), and her brother James, 8, spent the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in a very different way.
The family hosted a private fundraising event in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation at Cass Hall.
The Arundel’s were joined by 100 family members and friends for a “traditionally english” jubilee celebration which raised a total of £1059.94 for the Meningitis charity.
Claire Arundel (pictured right with James and Lydia Arundel) said: “We had a fantastic day despite the weather as it rained constantly.
“The support from the local business community, Driffield Junior School, work colleagues and friends and family helped us reach our target and it really felt like everyone pulled together to help us in our bid to raise this money which was overwhelming and we owe everyone involved a huge thank you.”
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