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Fundraiser for Skipton boy reaches £150K

Fundraiser for Skipton boy reaches £150K

Published by May Norman at 7:48am 10th March 2020.

Support continues to come in for Skipton schoolboy

  • More than 150 thousand pounds has been raised for a Skipton boy, who lost his hands and legs to meningitis.
  • 7-year-old Luke Mortimer was forced to have life-changing surgery after contracting the disease before Christmas.
  • Since then Skipton RFC has been raising money for Luke and his family - which has now top over £150k.

A campaign to raise money for a Skipton boy who has had both his hands and legs amputated has exceeded £150,000.

Luke Mortimer - who is 7-years-old - caught the illness just before Christmas and as a result, had to have both his hands and legs amputated.

Skipton Rugby club set up a fundraising page, hoping to raise £10,000.

But it's currently just short of £150,000.

Rugby game for Luke 6

As a keen rugby player, Luke's rugby club, Skipton RFC, has hosted a number of fundraisers.

The latest was a charity rugby match event last month (February) where a team from Skipton RFU took on a crew from the Royal Navy ship HMS Prince of Wales.

Rugby game for Luke 6

 

Luke was taken to hospital on 13th December and was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital after suffering from meningitis.  

Over the following 28 days, he has had surgery to remove his left hand at mid-forearm, his right just below the elbow, and both legs below the knee.

The youngster remains at Sheffield Children's Hospital but his family said his recovery was going "brilliantly".

Rugby game for Luke 6

You can still donate to Luke's campaign by clicking here.