Unfortunately this was not the case with secondary cancer being identified in his lungs a year later. Luke was immediately put onto another very intense chemotherapy treatment which made him extremely ill. After further consultation with his specialist it was agreed that Luke should be able to enjoy a certain quality of life rather than endure the pain and grief the treatment would inevitably cause him and his loved ones for what could be just an extra few months.
Sadly Luke lost his battle to cancer on 9th October 2014 but not before seeing out his remaining months in his own unique style. With help from his family and friends, Luke was able to create and fulfil a very action packed Bucket List; this included such things as Hot Air Ballooning, backpacking across Europe, visits to his beloved Liverpool FC, being Best Man at a friend’s wedding and most importantly of all marrying his one and only true love – Linda.
Alongside all these amazing events, Luke led a team of his closest friends and family on a charity drive that surpassed all expectations when the idea was first conceived – managing to raise over £26,000 for the Pilgrims Hospice and Cancer Research UK. With the help of the Thanet Community (and beyond) events were held during the summer including Football Tournaments, cake sales, head shavings and the hugely successful Williams Weekender.
Two Years on from finding out about Luke’s terminal illness, his team are back, forming a Charitable Foundation from which they can promote and provide a platform for more fundraising events to support the Pilgrim’s Hospice.
LUKE’S LEGACY in 2016 continues to support the Pilgrim Hospice and this year Caring 4 Conor.
With many ideas in the pipeline and the return of the Williams Weekender 2016, we hope to do all we can to raise money for the Hospice where Luke was so brilliantly looked after and all whilst keeping the memory of LUKE WILLIAMS alive.
Please keep an eye out on the website for all future fundraising events!!
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Also visit our Twitter page @FundLuke to more info of these fundraisers!
Many Thanks to you all!
From the Luke's Legacy Team
Hi Luke Please take a look at Dr Kate James website- she is an integrative health practitioner and helps and cures many cancers and other conditions. http://www.drkatejames.com/contact.htm I am sure you will find it interesting at the very least.
It's been a while buddy but I remember the days of camping in Minster and climbing what we thought were high walls in the Scouts with your brother and my sister(Kelly).. wow, what was that like almost 20 years ago!. Also spent quite a few nights out with you on the piss and I have to say you are one of the most uplifting people I've ever met. I moved over to America in 2009 so haven't been keeping up with life in Thanet but I'm sure you are bringing joy to everyone around you as always. It looks like you are getting married today so that's amazing! All the best buddy, you deserve it.. much love.
Luke, only just heard this sad awful news my friend. You're an absolute warrior for fighting this as far as you have. Had the privilege of playing with you at Ramsgate and Deal. True gent!! My thoughts are with you, your family and your close friends. Keep fighting mate, you never know. Wishing you all the best with your future events... Now living in Nevada, so best of luck buddy from across the pond... Stay strong :) Jegger!
Mr Williams , you are probably one of the best teachers that I have ever had! You would help me out when I needed it & you would always want me to get them high grades! When I read about this it broke my heart and had tears in my eyes! I honestly hope you cure this & beat this horrible cancer & I will donate as much as I can! Best wishes
Omg sir sorry to hear the news ur an amazing teacher and hope u raise lots xx
Wow jus looked through the donations ur very appriciated and loved by a huge amount ov people luke including myself I will donate 2moz. I'm praying 4 ya mate hope u get everything done on ur list true gent xx
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I’m sorry if this info is unwanted - I absolutely respect Luke’s decision and thought long and hard before posting this. If his problem with the chemo is extreme nausea that doesn’t respond to normal anti-emetics like Ondansetron, medical marijuana can fix that. It’s saved a lot of people who were otherwise going to go off chemo and die. It works instantly, you don’t need to get stoned, and you can literally go from spending days throwing up after each treatment, to going straight home from chemo and eating a good dinner. It also helps with appetite and pain relief, and can even reduce tumour growth. I’ve put some links below, and you or Luke can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss. Again, I’m really sorry if I’ve offended or upset anyone with this message, and there’s no need to respond if you’re not interested. I wish Luke all the best with all my heart.
Sorry to here about your news sir you are such an amazing teacher and always helped as many people as possible when ever you was teaching my lessons you always pushed me to do the right things and behave... Keep on fighting sir. Everyone for hartsdown will miss you
You won't find a nicest person ever, a quality manger and friend hope you tick all those boxes my friend
Luke ur a fab bloke and a gent. Sorry to hear this news. Keep us posted. Sending positive thoughts ur way xxxxxxxx
Very sorry to hear this. Behind you all the way as are many others including those who you taut at HTC SIR. Great Teacher. All the best. Good luck. You deserve it! One of the best Teachers I haver ever been taught by. Very cool, sporty, laid back and such a Lad!
All Margate fc fans are behind you Luke .
mr williams what a sepecial teacher you are he all put the students frist good luck and very all the best
Mr Williams has always been a great teacher and anyone who went to Hartsdown would agree. Good luck and all the best.
All the best 'Mr Williams' such a special man always had time for his students. Live life to the full
I can safely speak on the behalf of the south eastern tavern when I say we will sort out a charity day in the very near future to tick off at least one on your bucket list x
Actually feel so upset and will definitely be donating once pay day has arrived next week. The most coolest, kindest, fun, laid back teacher going at hartsdown. Xxx