CLIC Sargent supporter wins Unsung Hero award

CLIC Sargent supporter Luke Claxton was awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the annual Cambridge Evening News Community Awards, for the way he has brought the community together while fundraising for the charity.

The annual Cambridge Evening News Community Awards were held at Homerton College, Cambridge. This is an evening when the city acknowledges some remarkable people in Cambridge.

One of the remarkable people to be recognised was CLIC Sargent supporter Luke Claxton, who was awarded the Unsung Hero Award.

Since loosing his mum Veronica, Luke has raised over £140,000 for various charities with over £50,000 of that going to CLIC Sargent. 

In doing this Luke has not only helped make a difference to the lives of many people but has also brought the local community together to join in his fundraising and have fun.

What’s next for Luke? 

Luke, along with the CLIC Sargent Huntingdon Supporter Group, are organising a cycle from Huntingdon to Adddenbrooke’s Hospital to deliver presents to the CLIC Sargent Play Specialist

Luke is also organising a London Underground Station themed fancy dress party at his local in Hartford and is already registered for the London Marathon 2016 and hoping to also organise a London to Paris event in 2016. This is as well as his annual golf tournament!

Community spirit

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts said: "I nominated Luke for this award because as well as raising a remarkable amount for charity and continuing to do so, whenever I attend one of Luke’s events people always say how his fundraising has brought the community back together and regained the old community spirit. 

"I was thrilled when they told me he had won as he truly is an Unsung Hero."

Find out more

To find out how you could organise your own challenge for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Karen Roberts on 01284 829 090 or email: karen.roberts@clicsargent.org.uk.

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