Ongoing supporter sets £50,000 target for CLIC Sargent

In August 2014, Luke Claxton from Hartford, Cambridgeshire set himself the amazing challenge of raising £50,000 for CLIC Sargent over two years in memory of his mum Veronica.

Ongoing supporter sets £50,000 target for CLIC Sargent

Luke is no novice at fundraising as since his mum died in 2009 he has raised almost £90,000 for various charities.

With the help of family, friends and local businesses he is already at £16,000 within the first four months! There has been everything from quiz nights, cake sales, a family disco and the latest event getting people to undertake a virtual cycle from London to Lapland on the exercise bikes.

The group set about cycling the 1,400 miles with most of them cycling for two to three hours. The team managed to finish in just under nine hours! 

Luke chose to support CLIC Sargent having had first-hand experience of how a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist can make a difference when his young son was diagnosed with a blood disorder when he was aged one. 

His son is now fine but Luke wanted to help as they saw how the Play Specialist helped the children prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen.

Luke and his supporters have plenty of events organised for 2015, with a Golf Day in July and a walk from London to Cambridge to name just a few.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: "It is remarkable what Luke has achieved with the support of family and friends. Every month there is something different going on but he is not just asking people to sponsor him he is giving them something back as well as everything involves them having fun.

"I have no doubt that if Luke carries on raising funds at this rate he will definitely hit £50,000 in less than the two years he has set himself."

To make a donation, please visit Luke's JustGiving page. To find out more about Luke's latest fundraising events, please visit the Veronica Claxton Memorial Fund official website.  

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event in support of CLIC Sargent, please contact Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or email: karen.roberts@clicsargent.org.uk.

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