Luke, Year 10 pupil from Kew House School, has been featured twice on Virgin Radio with Chris Evans talking about his incredible fundraising efforts throughout the past few months.
Driven by the desire to give back to his local community and to support the homeless, Luke has raised over £1000 to purchase cassette players and headphones which he has donated to the South West London-based homeless charity, SPEAR.
As a result, he has given so many people an opportunity to listen to music and the reap the benefits of what music can do to a person’s self-esteem. In February, after a few months of fundraising, he said
“I was originally planning to give a cassette with some music on it to a homeless gentleman I know called Lucas, but as I missed the opportunity to go for the school council, I thought why not try to give as many homeless people as I can, the opportunity to listen to music!
With many homeless people spending a lot of their time trying to stay warm and obtain precious food and water, they may not have the solace and enjoyment of amazing things such as music, so I thought why not do what I can! I have done a mixture of fundraising activities, reached out to friends and family and have managed to raise enough money to give a lot of headsets and cassette players to the homeless people under the care of SPEAR London.
It was just my little way of spreading some peace, love and positivity, and for all we know, it could give them that missing step to get back up on their feet.”
It has been so wonderful to see all of the Kew House School community supporting Luke in his fundraising efforts, whether it be giving him encouragement or donating. It is a fitting tribute that this incredible journey ended on national radio!