For most of us, our birthday is a special day but among St Luke’s supporters are those who use the occasion to help others, giving it extra meaning.

Big-hearted student Adam Williams from Plymouth did just that recently, with friends and family donating so generously to his ‘birthday fundraiser’ on Facebook that he smashed his £1,000 target and reached an amazing £1,500!

Adam’s fundraising was prompted by his desire to celebrate the life of his beloved mum, Keryn Pope, and give something back to St Luke’s, who looked after Keryn in her final days before she sadly passed away, in 2016.

Adam said: “Mum was such a special person, always putting others before herself, and I’ll forever be grateful to St Luke’s for the care they gave.

“The wonderful way they looked after mum meant we got to spend those precious last days with her at home. Having her back from hospital meant so much to us all, and this is my way of saying thank you.”

We’re so grateful to Adam and everyone who donated. At his request, the money will be added to the St Luke’s Celebrate a Life Tribute Fund set up by Keryn’s husband Mark in memory of her.

Here’s how to set up your very own fundraiser on Facebook.