Fund-raising Santa pounds Leamington's pavements - The Leamington Observer

Fund-raising Santa pounds Leamington's pavements

Leamington Editorial 11th Dec, 2020   0

IT WAS Ho Ho hot as footballer Luke Young pounded the streets of Leamington in full festive get-up.

The 26-year-old fulfilled his promise to complete a 5km run dressed as Santa as part of his fund-raiser for mental health charity Mind.

The Warwick dad raised over £2,100 after pledging to run every day through lockdown, inviting one friend to join him for each run.

Luke, who runs Warwick Printing Football Club, aimed boost the moods and wellbeing of those around him and highlight the importance of talking. He decided to raise awareness after a fellow player, Nick Ford, took his own life during the first lockdown.

He said: “Every single one of them has messaged me after saying how great they feel, how they want to help other people out, so it’s very rewarding for me knowing I’m already making a bit of a difference.”

Luke’s partner Amelia and son George joined him for a festive finish.

Visit to donate to Luke’s cause.


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