Weʼve raised £4,176 to fund childhood brain tumour research in memory of Lucas Williams, age 6 by sponsoring us to do 'Forward Together for Lucas 2016'
- United Kingdom
- In memory
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- Funded on Saturday, 26th November 2016
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We are raising awareness and funding for 'Childhood Brain Tumour Research' in memory of Lucas Williams, age 6. Lucas had never been ill or had a day off school before May 2015 when he was suddenly taken poorly. The following day he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Despite fighting with great courage and bravery, Lucas died just 11 weeks later, 4 weeks before his 7th birthday.
During the weekend of 15th and 16th October 2016, work colleagues, family and friends and the local community are taking part in the following events:
1. A sponsored 12 mile walk from Macclesfield to Disley in Cheshire
2. A sponsored Cycle ride, including a group riding to all GP Practices in Eastern Cheshire and a group completing the 55 mile 'Cat and Fiddle Challenge 2016'.
During his illness Lucas demonstrated a humbling bravery - he went to school for as long as he could, he was still able to make his family laugh in spite of how poorly he was and he showed true courage throughout. His teacher, described Lucas as “a shining example of how to live our lives"
'Lucas' Legacy' is now a registered charity raising awareness and funding for desperately needed research to help find new and more effective treatments for this devastating illness.
Brain tumour research, for both adults and children, receives just 0.5% of all cancer research funding, despite being responsible for more deaths in children and young people than any other type of cancer.
16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year in the UK and more children and adults under 40 die from this type of cancer than any other.
If you would like to make a difference and help us to reach our target please make a donation. If you would like to join us on the sponsored walk or cycle ride, or by completing your own challenge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow our fundraising journey here: https://www.facebook.com/LucasLegacy6/
Andrew Williams started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Nov 24, 2016
For Lucas and his parents. Continue spreading the message and raising awareness. You're doing good work.
Nov 16, 2016
For a brave boy and his family x
Nov 13, 2016
This is sponsorship given to me following the walk by my good friend and neighbour Lynne.
About the fundraiser
Jo and Andrew Williams, Lucas's Mum and Dad, are fundraising in memory of their son Lucas who tragically died from a brain tumour. 'Lucas' Legacy' is a registered charity raising awareness and funding for research to help find new and more effective treatments for other children.
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