Australian Survivor's Luke Toki on stopping GoFundMe donations

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'They have their own goals and bills': Australian Survivor's Luke Toki explains why he cancelled his GoFundMe campaign after fans raised more than $550,000 for his family

By Kristy Johnson and Alisha Buaya For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:13 BST, 22 September 2019 | Updated: 07:16 BST, 22 September 2019

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Australian Survivor's Luke Toki stopped donations on his GoFundMe page after the money raised surpassed the intended $500,000 goal.

After funds hit $550,000, Luke and his wife Mary, who are parents to two sons on the autism spectrum and a daughter with cystic fibrosis and intestinal atresia, closed the page, with the extra $50,000 given to charity.

And in an interview with The Sunday Times, the 33-year-old explained why he cancelled the campaign, saying that people have their 'own goals and bills to pay'.  

'They have their own goals and bills': Australian Survivor's Luke Toki, 33, explained to The Sunday Times why he cancelled his GoFundMe campaign, after fans raised more than $550,000 for his family

'They have their own goals and bills': Australian Survivor's Luke Toki, 33, explained to The Sunday Times why he cancelled his GoFundMe campaign, after fans raised more than $550,000 for his family

'You get people saying they are waiting to be paid so they can donate, I have grown up living pay cheque to pay cheque; that was a good whack of my life,' Luke began.

'It speaks volumes about the kindness of these people who are donating. They have their own goals and their own bills, so they need to look after themselves.'   

Luke had hoped to win Australian Survivor's $500,000 cash prize to help raise money for his children.

The FIFO worker and his wife Mary share two sons, Lennox and Nate, who are on the autism spectrum, as well as daughter Madeline with

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