Luton Town Football Club Community Trust coaching staff are raising money to help Woodlands School pupil, Jason Malone to complete his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. 
 
The Hatters coaches are all running in the Love Luton 10K race in October to raise the £1,000.00 needed to provide Jason, who has learning disabilities, with the special support he needs to complete the challenges needed to earn his Gold Award which will involve a week away in the Lake District climbing and camping.
 
Head of PE at Woodlands School Ryan Cameron said ‘Jason has been a Hatters fan all his life along with his entire family. He is a devoted follower and supporter attending all home games and frequently travelling with the team to support them on away games. Jason has learning disabilities, however, that doesn't stop him being a genuinely great young man. He enjoys playing football having been in the school team since it's beginning and more recently stepping into the captains 'boots' to lead the team. With the additional support we can now pay for thanks to the efforts of the Hatters coaches, he is hoping to complete his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award this summer and go to Buckingham Palace to receive his award.
 
Head of Trust Kevin Thoburn, said 'we are regular visitors to Woodlands School and after Ryan contacted us to see if we could support Jason with his huge challenge and learning he was a massive Luton fan our coaches all decided to help Jason achieve his goal by taking on a slightly easier challenge to raise the money for his additional support team. We've set up a donate page on our community website at www.lutontowncommunity.co.uk where anyone can donate and sponsor a coach. It looks like it could be a bit of a popularity contest!'

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