LUKE’S ‘FOREVER 5KM’ OF FUN - 2021!
After the phenomenal success last year, Luke’s ‘forever 5km’ of fun will be back again this November.
Luke should be turning 8 years old, but will sadly always be forever 5. To honour him and other children currently fighting childhood cancer, we would love you to take part in Luke’s ‘forever 5km’ of fun!
Throughout November, Luke’s birthday month, we are asking you (adults & children), to complete a full 5km of fun for Luke. How you do this is completely your choice: by walking, jogging, scooting, cycling. You could wear rainbow colours (Luke loved a rainbow!), fancy dress, walk backwards, race on roller skates - you can complete it in any way you feel comfortable, BUT, you must, must, must, do it and have fun. You must smile and you must think of Luke.
On a day of your choice in the month of November, you can even spread the 5km over a number of days.
At a park/open space of your choice.
How do we raise money from this?
We are asking for a suggested donation of £5, once you have completed your challenge, OR, maybe you would like to create your own fundraising page? Donations and fundraising pages can be made/created via this link: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/LukesForever5kmOfFun2021 (At the top of this page is a ‘donation’ button, at the bottom is a ‘fundraising’ button)
Where will the donations go?
We are a UK registered charity. As with all donations Live Luke’s Dreams receives, this money will be spent on children diagnosed with cancer, who are receiving treatment under Barnet Hospital’s Paediatric Oncology Shared Care. This ranges from gifts for hospital stays, memory making family days out, breaks away, financial support, end of treatment celebrations and many other things inbetween. The support we offer is as individual as the families we offer it to. We know how dark these days can be, and shall do anything we can to make them brighter.
Luke’s forever last birthday was spent in Great Ormond Street hospital, under strict bone marrow transplant isolation rules. He spent the morning in theatre under general anaesthetic having part of his bone marrow removed, and the afternoon playing pass the parcel with nurses. He deserved so much more from this life. All of these children do. So, if you can, this November, for Luke, please get outside and have the fun he can no longer have, and help us raise lots of money so that we can continue to do lots of fun things for other children like him.
We have a small number of event medals. These medals will be given to those who look like they have had the most fun, so please tag us (#livelukesdreams) or email (email@example.com) your photos!
Thank you and enjoy!