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The Lewis Foundation

The Lewis Foundation 8th Birthday Firewalk

This April is our 8th Birthday and we are hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for our charity by hosting a Firewalk. We are asking YOU to take on this amazing challenge and complete the Firewalk to raise money for The Lewis Foundation.
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Closed on 01/06/2024
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About us and how your support will help us make a difference

At The Lewis Foundation we source, package and hand deliver gift packs for free to adult cancer patients in hospitals in the Midlands and the community weekly. These are items that patients might find difficult to buy themselves or simply cannot afford and that brings people happiness and comfort at a difficult time. For many people in the hospital and the community, our volunteers are their only regular visitors.

Lorraine and Lee (charity founders) were so moved when Lee's mum was hospitalised with cancer at Northampton General Hospital that it led them to set up a charity. Recognising the fear, upset and loneliness faced by individuals undergoing cancer treatment and their loved ones, they were determined that their charity would make a real difference. They sourced donations, packaged, and delivered gifts for patients on oncology wards. That was April 2016 when The Lewis Foundation was born. Today with a team of 50 volunteers and community supporters, The Lewis Foundation has grown from delivering 80 gift packs to one hospital, to delivering over on average 2000 gifts per month to 17 hospitals in the Midlands per month.

How it works in the hospital is that patients pick a gift pack of their choice from our gift list when they either arrive for treatment or they receive it during their hospital stay. Packs range from toiletries, puzzle books and miniature radios. Once the gift is received, we then spend time with people to reduce loneliness.

Due to our work with businesses/wholesalers and members of the public fundraising 1 gift costs £3.60. A really simple way to make a huge difference.

About the charity

The Lewis Foundation

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The Lewis Foundation on a weekly basis provides free gift packs to adults receiving cancer treatment in hospital. The gift packs range from puzzle books, care packs and portable radios. The aim is to take people's mind off thinking about cancer and give people something nice to look forward to.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,000.00
+ £221.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,000.00
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£100.00
Donations via fundraisers
£900.00

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