Fundraising for Northamptonshire child forced to have leg amputated reaches almost £1,500

The Just Giving page for Luke Lester
The Just Giving page for Luke Lester

A fundraising page for a Kettering youngster who was forced to have a leg amputated after catching an infection has raised almost £1,500.

Three-year-old Luke Lester was rushed to hospital in Leicester before Christmas after falling ill.

His godmother Mandy Coyne set up a Crowdfunding page just over a fortnight ago to raise funds to help his parents, Clare and Anthony, with the costs of staying in hospital and equipment for when Luke returns home.

She had hoped to raise £500 - but the total raised now stands at a staggering £1,485.

Miss Coyne said: “We have events planning in progress for fundraising.

“He is likely to lose his left foot, possibly on Thursday, but he is hoping to be off the ventilator today.

“There is still a very long road ahead.”

Messages of support have flooded in since the page was set up.

One reads: “I dont know you personally, heard your heartbreaking story through a friend. I have two small children and i cant even begin to imagine what your going through, sending love and hope to you all x.”

Another reads: “So sorry this has happened to your little boy, I hope you get the support you need at this difficult time. Speedy recovery Luke x.”

To donate to Luke’s cause, visit the fundraising page by clicking here.