10-year-old all set to do his bit for a food bank

Luke joins 5k run to help char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By An­drew Jack­son an­drew.jack­son01@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A 10-year-old plans to join a 5k run for char­ity.

Luke Martin, a year six pupil at Elan­geni School in Amer­sham, is tak­ing on the chal­lenge as part of his cit­i­zen­ship award at school.

Luke, of Grims­dells Lane, Amer­sham, wanted to raise money for the Chiltern Food Bank af­ter hear­ing about peo­ple living in Bucks who can­not affford to put food on the ta­ble. Moved by the story, he wanted to do some­thing to help those less for­tu­nate than him­self.

Proud mum Lucy said: “He’s very sporty and plays rugby and runs for the Chiltern Har­ri­ers, so he wanted to use that skill to raise money for a good cause.

“This is a very nice area, but we also have food banks around here. He found it quite weird and sad that there are peo­ple who live near here who might not have enough money to buy food to eat.”

Luke will be cheered on by his mum; dad Glen, who is also a keen run­ner; and younger sis­ter Alice, eight. He will take on his 5k chal­lenge at the Wy­combe Parkrun on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 28.

Fam­ily and friends have ral­lied to sup­port Luke’s fundrais­ing mission and he has al­ready smashed his £150 tar­get by rais­ing £190.

He hopes gen­er­ous read­ers will pledge more money to raise even more for the good cause.

Luke’s mum added: “At first Luke wanted to make some food for the food bank, but when I

Luke Martin, of Amer­sham, is train­ing for a 5k run to raise money for the Chiltern Food Bank ex­plained that you couldn’t do that be­cause it needed to be non­per­ish­able food like tins or pasta, he de­cided he would like to raise some money as well.

He set a £150 tar­get and peo­ple have been re­ally kind.”

If you would like to make a do­na­tion, visit w w. j u s t g i v i n g . c o m / LukeHCMartin.

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