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Luke hits huge £15k fundraising goal

Fantastic news from Year 7 pupil Luke and his sister Savannah (Year 1), who have completed a monumental fundraising feat, raising over £15,000 for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

To celebrate the Evelina London’s 150th birthday, Luke pledged to raise a whopping £15k for the hospital, which performed life-saving emergency surgery on his heart when he was just five days old. Now 11, Luke and his sister have been fundraising tirelessly for the hospital for years, with this challenge being their most ambitious yet. Together with friends, Luke and Savannah have raised funds for their £15k target in a number of creative ways, including completing a 150-length sponsored swim, running numerous raffles at the local cricket ground, putting on a quiz night, making and selling ceramic decorations and Mothers’ Day gifts, and more! 

When the latest lockdown restrictions came into place and with £600 left to raise to reach the £15k target, Luke saw an opportunity to reach his goal within the limitations of lockdown life. As part of their daily exercise, Luke, his sister and a group of friends are currently undertaking a 150k sponsored winter walk. Using a walking app, each child walks in their local area with their distances added to a team spreadsheet. The weather has been icy, rainy and windy, resulting in Luke’s toughest challenge to date, but the team is now half way through, raising over £1,000 so far and pushing them over Luke’s original £15k target.

Congratulations to Luke, Savannah and their team of hardy fundraisers for reaching their goal and for displaying such dedication, nerve and resilience. We wish them all the very best in completing their latest challenge!