Luke Anthony Jeffrey died on 19th April 2006, three weeks before his sixteenth birthday.
He had been swimming in a local sub-aqua club session at The Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, and at the end of the session he fainted in the water following a Shallow Water Blackout and subsequently drowned.
Following Luke’s death, his mother Melanie and father Mark, initiated and formed The Luke Jeffrey Memorial Trust (Registered with the Charity Commission no.1120375). At Luke’s funeral and in the following months, donations poured in from Luke’s school, his friends and family, the local community and well-wishers. It became apparent that this generosity deserved to be used to remember Luke in many positive ways.