Robert Meadowcroft was delighted to receive a cheque for £19,627 from our Family Fund Team Luca, which has generously been raised by event management company Smart Group Ltd.
Each Christmas the company organise corporate Christmas parties across London and at the 2016 parties all the money raised from the silent auctions at the events was donated to Team Luca. Luca Fernandes, age seven, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and mum and dad Joanne and Pedro have taken on a number of challenges to raise money for research into Duchenne as well as being key players in our Translarna campaigning.
Also presenting the cheque was Pedro’s friend and colleague Rory Thorpe from Blue Monday Events who sourced all the amazing auction prizes that went on to raise such an impressive total.
Rory said “it was a pleasure to be able to raise funds this year for a cause close to home. The fact that we raised so much demonstrates just how much of a worthwhile cause this is.”
Team Luca have now raised an amazing £60,000 for the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund and their next challenge will feature Luca himself and a group of friends who are going to indoor skydive. Good luck Luca!