10-year-old all set to do his bit for a food bank
Luke joins 5k run to help charity
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.”
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