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Buckles FootGolf Charity match

Annual FootGolf charity match for Nottinghamshire Hospice because Luke loved sport and fun

96 %
raised of £650 target
by 2 supporters

Nottinghamshire Hospice

Our aim is to add life to days for adults with ANY life limiting illness . Over 40,000 hours of care are provided free of charge through our Hospice at Home service. We also provide over 8,750 Day Therapy places each year providing care and emotional support to patients and their families.

Charity Registration No. 509759


A poem for our dear friend Luke Appleby

By Nikki Aston

A page I will steal from James Copp’s book

To tell you about our dear friend

Please don’t panic, A rapper I’m not

Don’t worry, not long till the end!

Nearly 2 years ago

When I came to Buckles

‘You’ll be working with Luke’ they said

Little did I know, The journey we’d take

And the things that would lie ahead

Polite he was, Right at the start

And his character soon shone through

A joker, a wine snob, a dry sense of humour

Always up for fun too.

M&S walks at lunch A trip to Philpotts

Were the normal routine of our day

An afternoon cuppa, An emergency biscuit

That’s how we rolled – Ok?!

A few months ago, He wasn’t quite right

In our heart of hearts we knew it

‘Don’t worry’ he said ‘I’ll go to the doctor’s’

‘I’ll be back to work in a bit’

Fast forward to now, And here we all are

With a gaping hole that is left

Luke – if you were here

If only we could say

We are nothing short of bereft

But sad we can’t stay 

Let’s think of the good times

And what a hero you are

Always so brave Always a gent

From our hearts, you’ll never be far.