Last month, Evertonian’s travelled to Stoke to support a memorable 3-0 Everton victory.
The day after, we received a letter which we shared across our platform;
Yesterday ‘Lucas’s Army’, a group of mums’, teachers and Stoke fans were fundraising for Childhood Brain Tumour Research outside the Britannia Stadium at the Stoke City v Everton match in memory of a brave little Stoke fan Lucas Williams, age 6.
Lucas, a keen football fan, died in August 2015 just 4 weeks before his 7th birthday as a result of a brain tumour.
Lucas was treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital after first becoming ill in May 2015 but tragically died at home just 11 weeks later.
The Everton fans arriving on the away fan coaches donated £976.44 plus Everton fans donated at other places around the ground and altogether raised over £1,000 for Lucas’ Legacy. Thank you for your amazing generosity.
With great thanks, Lucas’s Mum and Dad
Over a month later, Lucas’s mum, sent us another letter – which we published Yesterday;
Our just giving page has another day to run and we have raised £885 against a target of £1,000, with a significant amount donated coming from Everton fans. https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Lucas-Williams6-LittleStokie
I wonder if you would mind promoting our page again to let people know if anyone else would like to donate?
We are working with Alder Hey, where Lucas was treated, to raise money for Childhood Brain Tumour Research to develop new and more effective treatments for children with cancer. Since 6th December 2015 we have raised £25,693 in Lucas’s name so far.
Many thanks for your help – Jo
We’re delighted to update that a tremendous response from Evertonian’s saw an already impressive £885 raised to £1,421 within a day! The response has been so great, Lucas’ mum, Jo has told us ‘Just Giving has agreed to extend the deadline for our fundraising page’
Lucas’ parents, Jo and Andrew Williams: “Due to the phenomenal support from Everton fans today, Just Giving has agreed to extend the deadline for our fundraising page, which was due to close tomorrow. Football fans are amazing and their continued generosity is helping to raise desperately needed funding to develop new and more effective treatments for children with brain tumours like the one Lucas had. Thank you so much your support is so appreciated and we are humbled by it x”
Monitor donations/updates here: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Lucas-Williams6-LittleStokie