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Huge Reward for Luke Junior’s Bravery with £500 Charity Donation

Posted: October 22 2013

Heron Foods is thanking two fantastic local groups for Sheffield’s very own superhero Luke Junior, with a £250 donation to both.

Gleadless Valley Community Action Group and the Sheffield Hospitals Charity will each receive a cheque from Heron Foods, to say a big thank you to Luke for his help on 15 June.

When Luke – who was dressed as Superman at the time – stepped in to help during an incident at Heron Foods on Gleadless Road, Sheffield, he was taking part in a charity fundraiser with the Action Group across the road, to help them raise funds for a skate park.

Mike Igoe, Heron Foods Commercial Director said: “If the charity event hadn’t been taking place, Luke wouldn’t have been on hand to come to the rescue of our store. This donation shows our gratitude to both the group and Luke for their efforts.”

David Reynolds, Sheffield Hospitals Charity Director, said: “I would like to personally thank Heron Foods for their generous donation. As a local business, it is fantastic that they are supporting the Charity and helping to make life better for local patients at a difficult and challenging time in their lives.”

Wayne Selwood, Chair, GVCAG, said: “Gleadless Valley Community Action Group wish to thank Luke ‘Superman’ Junior, for volunteering his time to entertain children at our very first fundraising event, where the heroic act took place. We are very grateful for Luke’s decision to donate much needed funds to our Community group, who, amongst other projects, are currently aiming to have a Skatepark built in Gleadless Valley.”

Gleadless Valley Community Action Group is a voluntary community group dedicated to improving the Gleadless Valley area, and is currently raising funds for a new local skate park.

The Sheffield Hospitals Charity helps to improve the care and treatment of thousands of local people by investing over £2 million a year in vital equipment, pioneering research, patient support and buildings.

Luke Junior said: “Everyone needs a hero, someone to look up to – and now they have one. It may have taken the world a while to find out who I really am – but now everyone knows I’m the real-life Man of Steel from the City of Steel – Sheffield.”

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