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Charity calls on business to back anniversary fundraising

THE FOUNDERS of a well-known Northamptonshire charity have called on the county’s business community to back two of their biggest ever fundraisers this year. 

Lorraine and Lee Lewis from The Lewis Foundation are planning the events in June and October to celebrate the charity’s sixth anniversary and the 75,000 free gifts they have given to adult cancer patients since they set up in 2016.

The award-winning charity – which provides overnight essentials, toiletries, and other helpful items to patients at 15 hospitals in the East Midlands – is planning a family ‘water dash’ in June and a memory walk in October.

Mrs Lewis said: “We hope to raise thousands of pounds through both so that we can continue to bring a comfort and happiness to adult cancer patients as they undergo treatment. We will still host regular fundraisers throughout the year, but these two big events will mark our sixth birthday and we simply cannot run them without corporate sponsorship.”

Lorraine and Lee Lewis

The charity delivers around 2,500 free gift and care packs each month. Any support from businesses need not be financial, says Lorraine – as a small charity there are other ways businesses can assist. 

“We need volunteer marshals to help us host on the day, water tank hire, people to fill up water pistols and act as first aiders, photographers and videographers and have lots of other roles too. Our corporate partnership opportunities are about genuine collaboration so we are always open to ideas.” 

There is sizeable support from business for The Lewis Foundation already. “But with even more interest and sponsorship, we can grow to help a greater number of adult cancer patients.”

For more information on The Lewis Foundation and to sponsor, donate or volunteer, visit www.thelewisfoundation.co.uk

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