Community support is alive and well in Armstrong.
A one-night fundraiser to help the Tucker family, proprietors of Tucker’s Restaurant, raised $6,522.45.
Wayne and Jenn Tucker are having to close their restaurant sporadically as they care for their eight-month-old daughter Emma, who suffers from Canavan Disease, an inherited disorder that causes progressive degenerative damage to nerve cells in the brain.
It’s a disease for which there is no cure.
The Tuckers have to go with their daughter to Children’s Hospital in Vancouver to find out how far the disease has progressed and for possible treatments.
The money was raised through door ticket sales, silent auction, bucket draws and general donations at the event staged at the Branding Iron Pub.
“It is truly an honour and a privilege to live in such a caring and giving community,” said Iya Taylor, who helped organize the event.
“The success of the fundraiser exceeded all my expectaions. Thanks to all who came out and to all those who donated items and services.”
The official hosts for the event was the Dan Engelland Blues Band, who provided music and entertainment.
Other community groups and businesses have also been holding fundraisers to support the Tuckers.