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Over B100,000 raised at ‘Macburger’ fundraiser

Pretty much the entire Phuket wakeboarding community, plus numerous other locals and expats, turned out at Anthem Wakepark in Cherng Talay last Sunday (Sept 18) in support of a fundraiser for the Phuket-born wakeboarder Mac Rosen who recently lost his leg following an accident sustained in a competition back in May.

Friday 30 September 2016, 03:00PM


Mac with his fiancée Maria Doroshenko. Photo: Matt Pond

Sunday’s event raised most of its funds from sales of the aptly named and very tasty Macburger. The money raised will go towards a new prosthetic leg for Mac and also his ongoing rehabilitation and physiotherapy needs.

The event also featured live music from the Phuket Drum Jam and Phuket FUZZTones, along with various other activities, which kept the large crowd entertained throughout the day.

Additional funds were also raised from a raffle supported by no less than 40 sponsors, and also the sale of Bake’s fantastic macaroons.

Speaking to The Phuket News after the event, Anthem Wakepark’s Director of Sales and Marketing Rebecca Lek said, “In total, 199 Macburgers were sold and eaten at a cost of B300 each, but with money raised from other activities held on the day, we managed to raise a staggering B126,905 to help Mac in his journey to strive harder towards pursuing his dream to wakeboard like a champion again with his soon-to-be-acquired prosthetic leg.

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“We are very thankful to each and every one of those who stopped by – even for a short while despite the stormy rain – to donate and lend their support to such a great cause,” she said.

“We are also excited to have met so many new friendly faces that will now be part of our awesome Anthem Wakepark family.

“Furthermore, we would also like to extend our gratitude to Phuket Drum Jam and Phuket FUZZtones who came by to perform and entertain our guests throughout the day,” she added.

Mac, who is a humble soul and often overwhelmed by the help and support he is receiving, added, “I feel so happy from all the support I am getting, and also that so many people are helping me get back on my feet.”

 

 

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