A big thank you

Riley Plant, with parents, Gavin and Lindsey Plant and sisters, Ebony, eight, and Kelsey, five. (submitted)
Riley Plant, with parents, Gavin and Lindsey Plant and sisters, Ebony, eight, and Kelsey, five. (submitted)

The family of a 19-month-old who lost his battle with a rare form of brain cancer last week have thanked Driffield residents for their “overwhelming support.”

Riley Plant, who hails from York, sadly died last Friday (September 14) after battling a rare form of cancer of the brain for almost a year and a half.

Riley was diagnosed with a grade four atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (AT/RT) last April and had undergone surgery to remove the tumour and a course of chemotherapy.

Brave Riley’s family, including parents, Gavin and Lindsay Plant, who married in July after pushing their wedding forward so that Riley could be a page boy and sisters, Ebony, eight, and Kelsy, five, set up the Smiley Riley fund to raise money to give Riley the opportunity to enjoy the time he had with his family.

Lindsey Plant’s cousin, Driffield resident, Stacey Parker, 25, has extended her thanks to Driffield residents who pulled together, raising over £500 for the fund.

A carwash held at The Red Lion, Driffield raised £361.50 for the cause and a Kettlebell class held by Scott Chippendale and Hayley Bean at The Cave on Skerne Road raised £150.

Stacey, who works as a dental nurse said: “I would like to say a big everyone for all their overwhelming support and kindness.”