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Tony & Lesley Orton

Tony & Lesley Orton is crowdfunding

raised of £20,000 target by 511 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to Weʼre raising £20,000 for adaptations needed to get Luke home after a rugby accident left him paralysed and without the use of his hands.

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Luke suffered a serious life-changing injury on 22nd July 2023, while taking part in a beach rugby tournament on the Isle of Wight. He suffered a broken neck, also suffering spinal cord damage, including a bleed, leaving him paralysed from the chest down and without use of his hands. Luke has been hospitalised since the accident happened.

Sadly, Luke will be coming home in a wheelchair, with little chance of walking again. It has been a really tough time for Luke, spending 6 weeks in Southampton ICU spinal unit before being transferred to Salisbury District Hospital, Spinal Treatment Centre, where he is undergoing rehab. He works hard and has a positive attitude but it is long road ahead.

Luke is looking forward to coming home next year and for this to happen, we need to raise funds for adaptations for the areas in the home, which are not covered by the local authority. All the money raised here will go entirely towards the adaptations for Luke’s needs. We would really appreciate any contributions, whatever the amount.

We would also welcome any offer of labour with the work, whatever time you could spare and the possible supply of any materials, either from small local businesses or local suppliers - please send a message via this page.

Thank you everyone - Luke and family.

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    • Open Attire

      Open Attire

      May 13, 2024


    • Fordingbridge Rugby Clun

      Fordingbridge Rugby Clun

      Mar 10, 2024

      We had a collection after our last home game.Best wishes Luke from all at Fordingbridge Rugby Club.

    • Susie


      Mar 1, 2024

      Best wishes for you, Luke, one never knows what's round the corner. A dreadful accident to bear


    • Vectis Service Lodge

      Vectis Service Lodge

      Feb 27, 2024

    • Ventnor Lions Club

      Ventnor Lions Club

      Feb 26, 2024

      We have had to wind up Ventnor Lions Club due to falling membership. We are pleased to donate the residue of our Bank account towards your fundraising and we send our best wishes to Luke and family.




      Feb 23, 2024

      A small donation from our tournament bake sale.


    • Anonymous


      Feb 15, 2024

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