Residents in Mablethorpe pull together to raise funds to provide Luke with the home amenities he needs

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Residents in Mablethorpe are pulling together to raise the essential funds needed in order for Luke Hurren to have a better way of life at home.

As reported recently in the Leader, Luke, 12, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition which causes progressive muscle weakness that affects all the muscles in the body.

This causes Luke trouble with some of the simplest aspects of everyday life.

So to help, Luke’s parents Stuart and Jacqui have already secured a disabilities facilities grant from East Lindsey District Council.

But due to excess costs, they need a further £17,000 to be able to fit their home with all the vital amenities that Luke needs.

Many residents are now aware of Luke’s story and have decided to do all they can to raise some extra funding for this special cause.

The Dunes Complex in the resort has already held a ‘guess the name of the duck’ competition recently which raised £100 with more events already in the pipeline.

Paddy Prince of the Dunes Complex explained: “I’ve known the Hurren family for a long time and as always we try to help anyone that needs our support.

“We feel very fortunate that we are in a position to offer our venue at the community’s deposal.”

The next event that the Dunes Complex are hosting will be on Saturday, July 6 with a School Dayz Disco for over 18’s only.

Tickets are only £5 which you can get from the Dunes Complex, Stuart and Jackie Hurren and Mablethorpe TIC (Tourist Information Centre).

There will also be a raffle and auction on the night.

Stuart Hurren added: “For us as a family we feel totally humbled that so many people have gotten behind us despite tough economic times.

“The whole community has really come together and people are really digging deep to help out and we cannot thank everyone enough. It means so much to us.

“We have already raised some funds by doing 24-hour auctions on Facebook and people have been organising their own events to raise money for Luke’s cause.

“We also have plenty more ideas in the pipeline for the coming weeks.”

If you would like more information or want to get involved with the events raising funds for Luke at the Dunes Complex, call 01507 479999.