Remembering Luke Samples

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Luke Samples

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About Luke Samples

  • Born on: 21/09/1998

  • Died on: 30/09/2016 , 18 years old

  • Lived in: Kingston on Soar, United Kingdom

Amount we’ve raised in Luke ’s memory $1,819.39

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Brake, the road safety charity

Brake, the road safety charity

Our latest donations

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  • Donation by Julie Pollock

    Great job and anything we can do to help let us know Julie and Daz pollock

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Steve Hardaker

    Very important message that needs to be told. Good luck with everything.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

Events we're doing

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Our fundraising pages 1

  • LukeSamples

    Many of you will know Gareth Samples, he’s the MD of Brief Your Market and ex LSL, a dear friend and one of those rarest of people whose universally liked. What I’m guessing most of you won’t be aware of is that he tragically lost his son last year in a road accident.

    Last week Brief Your Market hosted a golf day and they launched a charity in Luke’s memory with the intention of raising awareness around safer driving for teenagers. Car accidents is the biggest killer of young people above all the normal suspects like cancer and drug dependency.  I’m pretty sure everyone will know of someone whose experienced a tragedy like this and the Samples family is hoping to reach out to youngster direct to highlight the risks.

    It’s a subject that’s close to my heart, as a man known for spectacular feats of stupidity it will surprise no one to hear that I was even worse as a kid. Like many who pass their driving test I was a little giddy and took off down the country lanes eager to test my new found driving prowess. Driving far too quickly I lost control and rolled the car, I was lucky, Luke and many like him wasn’t and he paid the ultimate price. I had the chance to learn from my stupid mistakes, he never got a second chance.

    I like many people at that age barely listened to my parents or the police, however I know that if I’d heard first hand the devastation its had on their family that I’d have thought twice about the whole thing. The charities aim is to go into schools and talk about their experiences to raise awareness on this killer of so many of our youth.

    As so often happens with terrible events like these it brings to the forefront the best of people. For an industry that often gets pilloried in the press often without base what has happened with people throwing their support behind the event to support Gareth, his family and the charities. Rick Palmer another legend of the industry and co-founder of Brief Your Market with his wife Mandy have helped support the foundation wherever they can, putting together the golf day that was supported by the likes of I Am Sold, Van Mildert, David Newnes & his old LSL team, Jon Cooke & the Guild, Legal 4 Landlords, No Letting Go, Manning Stainton and Eric Walker of Northwood to name but a few. Hats off to Rick & Mandy from everyone that attended and saw the hard work that went into it.

    You won’t have known Luke and might not know Gareth but that’s irrelevant really as we all have teenagers around our families that you’ll care about, can I ask that you donate whatever you can to the charity and if they can help save one life it’ll be worth it. Remembering that its not just the young adult that has lost their life but also the ripple effect of devastation on the families and friends as well. Over 500 people attended Luke’s funeral, every one of those people’s lives was changed that day and a little worse for it.

    Lets try and prevent that happening again.

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    Total so far:

    $1,728.33

Donations made in memory of Luke Samples26

  • Donation by Julie Pollockto Simon's page on 15/11/2017

    Great job and anything we can do to help let us know Julie and Daz pollock

    £25.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Steve Hardakerto Simon's page on 13/11/2017

    Very important message that needs to be told. Good luck with everything.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Siobhan Rayboneto Simon's page on 10/11/2017

    The strength that Gareth, Angie and the family have shown is incredible. A fantastic charity and I am so proud to support the foundation and help raise awareness. Lots of love x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kelly Bottrillto Simon's page on 02/11/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Domenic Versaceto Simon's page on 24/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nathan Emersonto Simon's page on 24/10/2017

    A very sad situation and my feeling go out to Gareth and his family. Hopefully increased awareness may save other lives.

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jane Walmsleyto Simon's page on 23/10/2017

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nicky Stevensonto Simon's page on 23/10/2017

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Harrietto Simon's page on 22/10/2017

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Darrin Salt - SCA Groupto Simon's page on 21/10/2017

    We all think we are invincible when young, but education in every aspect is the key. And that key is making it fun and accessible, not a lecture. Hope my donation helps.

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ian Wadeto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Happy to help this very good cause.

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gail Prosserto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    A great cause but under such sad circumstances.

    £15.00

    + £3.75 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jacqueline Priceto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Love to all of the Samples family from Simon Jacqui and Miles Price x

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Suzanna Mavityto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Beverley Suffolkto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Lynne Morganto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Luke was a twin and son to Gareth my cousin. The whole family is always in my thoughts x

    £12.00

    + £3.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by jane glynnto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    In memory of Luke. Such a lovely lad. Xxx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Andrea Dineleyto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    In memory of Luke xx In memory of Adam and Shaun xx

    £50.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Steven Walkerto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Benjamin Willmoreto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Louisa Fletcherto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sam Mitchellto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Our thoughts are with Gareth and his family, I cant believe it was a year ago. Great charity to work with. x

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Peter Lawrenceto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Let’s hit this target, nothing is too small or big to help

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Daniel Hareto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    Good to see something positive come from something so tragic

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jason Tebbto Simon's page on 20/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Simon Whaleto Simon's page on 19/10/2017

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

Charities we're helping 1

  • Brake, the road safety charity

    Brake, the road safety charity

    Brake is a national road safety charity dedicated to preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved and injured in road crashes. We campaign for safer roads, we provide free community training and we run a helpline offering emotional and practical support to road crash victims.

Events we're doing 0