The Lewis Foundation

Walk the 02 for World Cancer Day 2024

Join Team Lewis, help us raise awareness and funds for World Cancer Day 2024 on Sunday 4th February 2024 by completing the 02 climb.
£3,658
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by 158 supporters
Closes on 31/05/2024
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Story

This walk is to raise awareness and support for the lives of those diagnosed with cancer on World Cancer Day 4.2.23.

Every member of our team is showing a commitment to come together to make a difference. Please support us in our mission to make a difference to the lives of others.

The money you raise from the challenge will help to fund the free gifts and support you give to adults as they go through cancer treatment in hospital and the community.

ABOUT THE LEWIS FOUNDATION

Lorraine and Lee Lewis were so moved when Lees mum was hospitalised with cancer 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, the duo were determined that their charity would make a real difference. They set about sourcing donations, packaging and delivering gifts, whilst giving support to patients on oncology wards. That was April 2016, when The Lewis Foundation was born.

Today, the team has almost 50 volunteers and hundreds of regular supporters. The Lewis Foundation has gone from delivering 80 gift packs a month to one hospital, to delivering over 2,000 gifts to 17 hospitals in the Midlands every month.

Patients pick their gift from a gift list with 29 different packs to choose from and no donations taken in return.

Depending on which pack you choose, it may contain overnight essentials and toiletries, craft set, hydration supplies, puzzles, miniature radios complete with batteries and headphones, and lots, lots more items many people in hospital might find difficult to buy themselves or simply cannot afford. For some individuals receiving cancer treatment, The Lewis Foundation volunteers are their only regular visitors.

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
£3,657.93
+ £622.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,557.93
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£20.00
Donations via fundraisers
£3,637.93

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