Gainsborough boy Lucas is stepping up to support ambulance charity

A Gainsborough boy who dreams of becoming a paramedic when he’s older is aiming to walk 930,000 steps in March to help raise vital funds for The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC).

Lucas Artiss, 12, will be walking 30,000 steps every day throughout the month to reach his goal.

Lucas said: “I am doing this for the ambulance staff as even heroes need looking after from time to time and these heroes need help more than ever at the moment with all they are having to deal with.

Lucas’ current fundraising target is £500 which can help TASC provide an extra eight hours of counselling or ten sessions of physiotherapy for people injured in the line of duty.

Lucas Artiss is walking 30,000 steps a day throughout March

Julie Artiss, Lucas’ mum, said: “I am so proud of Lucas, he is such a kind, caring boy and it doesn't surprise me that he wants to raise funds to help ambulance staff.”

Lucas has already won a special prize from his school, The Gainsborough Academy, for his good work in his community, and has the full support of the school’s staff and students as he takes on his challenge.

Joanna Phillips, assistant principal from The Gainsborough Academy, said: “We are extremely proud of Lucas and his wonderful efforts to raise money for such an excellent cause. He is really embodying our Academy Gainsborough Way.”

TASC is the national charity dedicated to caring for those who care for us and provides mental, physical, and financial wellbeing support and advice.

To support Lucas and make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucas-artiss.