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RIP Luke Abrahams

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My name is Jamie Podkowka. It is with great sadness that I'm even writing this but yesterday 23/01/2023 Luke Abrahams lost his life at the tender age of just 20. It's extremely difficult to even put into words how it feels.

Luke was an incredible human being, full of life and love (West Ham and Beer mainly) that I had the pleasure of knowing. Alongside his Dad, Richard, and I, he helped coach his younger brother's (Jake) football team and gave up his time selflessly to develop not only the football skills of those younger than him but in creating unforgettable bonds and friendships amongst the whole team.

From what I know of Luke's short stay, I know it was an eventful one. I'll miss the re-run version of events on a Sunday afternoon from his wild Saturday nights and his extreme positivity behind his beloved Irons.

I've seen many tributes across social media and have heard of memorial fixtures being organised to remember Luke and I really wanted to reach out to everyone that knew Luke in any capacity to contribute to his send-off.

Richard, Julie and Jake would never ask of anything from anybody and I know no amount of money will ease the pain of their loss but I know Luke was loved by many and I certainly know that I still owed him a pint back.

Big Love and RIP Lukey... have a few on us all up there mate xx


  • Stephen Abrahams
    • £50 
    • 1 yr
  • simon lord
    • £500 
    • 1 yr
  • Jamie Greer
    • £30 
    • 1 yr
  • Ledley Emmett-Jackson
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Dominic Bates
    • £20 
    • 1 yr

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Jamie Podkowka
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