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Construction Tutor Builds up to Charity Cycle

Published 10 June

Construction tutor, Ian Maltby, will be one of 11 riders cycling the length of the 127-mile Leeds-Liverpool canal in under 12 hours. The event is happening on Saturday 12 June and the riders will be made up of friends and family of eight-year-old Luke Mortimer.

Luke was just seven years old in December 2019, when he was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. He underwent 23 operations and the amputation of both his legs at the knee and both arms at the elbow.

Before the outbreak of Covid-19, many events took place to help raise much-needed funds for Luke and his family, who have had to move from Skipton to a specially adapted bungalow in Embsay.
Other events over the last year were cancelled or postponed, but following the staged relaxation in coronavirus restrictions, fundraising can start again, beginning with the Leeds and Liverpool canal challenge on Saturday, June 12.

Brian Brocksom from the #ThisisLuke fundraising team said:
“As we come out of the pandemic and life for most returns to normal, this isn’t the case for Luke and his family, and with the desire to continue to support the family our fundraising efforts are resuming.”

Donations can be made via the JustGiving page, https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/adam-mortimer-1