Burnley firefighters to host car wash for poorly Luke’s family

Luke Mason (S)
Luke Mason (S)

Firefighters will be raising money for the family of a Burnley schoolboy who was seriously injured in a road accident near his home.

Blessed Trinity student Luke Mason (13) was airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital following a collision in Lyndhurst Road earlier this month.

A fund has since been set up to support his relatives with their daily hospital trips, and now a team of around 10 from Burnley Fire Station are ready to lend a helping hand.

They have teamed up with Asda to host a car wash on Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Princess Way supermarket from around 9-30am to noon, and 2pm to 5pm.

Watch manager Neil Ashworth said: “We rescued Luke from under the car, and want to do something for him.

“We are hoping to raise some money for the family to help them with transport. It does affect us, so it is part of helping us as well.

“We are also looking for volunteers to give us a lift, maybe an hour of their time. They can just turn up on the day.”

Luke’s family are keeping his friends updated on his progress via Facebook.

The latest post says: “To let all lukes friends know he is more stable now but its all not over with yet and he is still poorly xx [sic].”

To make a donation go to www.gofundme.com/mix34w