Join Luke On The Oli Safari Walk!
Seven year old Luke Chapman has launched a new and exciting family-friendly event aiming to raise much needed funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In his role as young ambassador for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Luke is asking those with an eye for adventure to walk rather than drive around Knowsley Safari Park at a special sponsored walk in May.
Luke was born with a very complex set of heart defects and has faced a lifetime of serious open heart surgeries at Alder Hey. He has been in and out of hospital since he was a baby and is a familiar face on the hospital’s K2 ward.
Together with mum Kelly, dad Kurt and little sister Lottie, Luke is hoping that as many families as possible are able to join them on a ‘unique, behind the scenes’ sponsored 3km walk of the famous wildlife park. The walk, which takes place on Sunday 18th May, is the perfect day out for all the family and everyone who raises over £50 in sponsorship will also be given a free safari pass for the day.
Luke says: “I’m really excited to be able to walk around Knowsley Safari Park and see all the animals. I’ll be walking with my mum, dad and my little sister Lottie will be coming too in her pram. Please come along and help raise money for Alder Hey.”
Alder Hey Children’s Charity is aiming to raise £30m to fund lifesaving equipment, vital research and arts and play activities in Alder Hey’s new hospital, Alder Hey in the Park. Lady Derby, who owns Knowsley Safari Park and has supported Alder Hey for many years said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support Alder Hey’s new appeal and what better way to do that than in the grounds of our famous park. This is a chance for people to see nature at its best, all for a fantastic cause. Hopefully the park will be full of walkers on that day as we together aim to raise as much money as we can for Alder Hey’s new hospital.”
The walk is suitable for all ages including babies and young children in prams. The Oli Safari Walk is being supported by Bugaboo, who are kindly sponsoring the event.
Alice Hadley, UK Marketing Manager for Bugaboo said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Oli Safari Walk. Bugaboo aims to excite every person on the move and we can’t wait to see Knowsley Safari Park ‘on wheels’! It is such a wonderful idea for a fundraiser and we hope lots of people come along, get sponsored and support the amazing work Alder Hey Children’s Hospital do!”
Helen Hughes from Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: “The Oli Safari walk is the perfect event for all ages to get involved and support Alder Hey. We are incredibly grateful to have the support of the Knowsley estate and Bugaboo as we continue in our aim to raise as much money as possible for the children and young people being treated at Alder Hey.”
Do something remarkable and register your family for the Oli Safari Walk today!