This Friday I was very lucky to play a small part in an amazing event at the Celtic Manor Resort, it was a Ladies Lunch For Luca. The campaign ‘For Luca’ was setup by Luca’s parents Sian & Mo, Mo actually used to be my boss when I worked for a well known drinks company many years ago. Upon seeing the inspirational & heart breaking status updates on Facebook I wanted to help anyway I could, I just wish I offered sooner.
A little bit about the campaign: Luca is a beautiful 3 year old was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia in early January and his life changed forever…This horrendous disease ravaged every part of his body in hours and left him fighting for his life! With less than a 3% chance of survival Luca pulled through however he was not unscathed…
Luca lost both of his legs and all of his tissue, some muscle and skin below his hips. He has massive skin and tissue and muscle loss across his arms and shoulders and is now fighting to save his knees which have been severely damaged.
The event was a Ladies Lunch at the luxurious Celtic Manor Resort on a fantastically beautiful sunny day. There were special celebrity guests TV presenter Gethin Jones and singer / west end star Connie Fisher. When Mo had said that we would be only 2 of 3 guys at the event I thought ‘Great!’, I just wish he told me the other guy was Gethin Jones as all the ladies were putty in his hands, his witty charm and charisma kept everyone entertained for photos, the auction and raffle.
There was also a very talented young girl singer called Rebecca Jones, who was astoundingly good for her age (only 16!) and while we were eating some delightful sounds from a male singer (I’m just waiting for their details and will add them soon).
So please enjoy the photos from the day but if you can please give to this very special cause and follow it using these links:
www.justgiving.com/forluca Text ‘LUCA80 £5/£10’ to 70070