All the latest news and forthcoming events from the Life for Lewis Appeal will appear here.
Me and my big mouth!, ever had the feeling you've bitten off more than you can chew!.
25 November 2017 a day to remember..
I did it !, I really don't know how, but I've managed to run 200 miles in November (Completed in 13 runs at an average of 15.42miles per run). It was all done for you Lewis, I love you so much and I will always be there for you fighting your corner.
Thank you so much to all those who have already sponsored me I really do appreciate your support, and if anyone else wishes to sponsor me then that would be amazing and extremely appreciated. #AndRELAX
Much love, an exhausted and emotional Gary xx
If anyone would be interested in sponsoring me for this ridiculous challenge? It would certainly help me massively on my way. Any small amount (per mile or a fixed amount) would certainly help me on what is going to be by far the toughest challenge I've ever done! (at that includes going sober for a 1yr!). I know so many of you have done so much for Lewis and been so generous already, so no worries at all if not, I just wanted to give people the option. All money would go directly to Lewis' ongoing JustGiving appeal.. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lifeforlewisappeal
Below is my run-odometer-log..
Mileage Countdown #200MilesInNovember
RUN 1: 1st Nov = 20 miles #180togo #keepgoing
RUN 2: 3rd Nov = 11 miles #169milestogo
RUN 3: 6th Nov = 20 miles #149milestogo #fosters #rehydrate #hamstrings #pain #keepgoing
RUN 4: 8th Nov = 10 miles #139milestogo #harderthanmondays20 #sorelegs
RUN 5: 9th Nov = 10 miles #129milestogo #ouch #backtoback10milers #sameagaintomorrow
RUN 6: 10th Nov = 10 miles #119milestogo #trebleouch #inpieces #50milesinfivedays
RUN 7: 13th Nov = 20 miles #99milestogo #halfway #frezzing #inawholeworldofpain
ONE MILE MORE THAN HALF WAY REPORT #GoingTheExtraMile
This is the toughest challenge I’ve ever done and it’s nearly killing me!. My legs are in pieces and I’m in completely unknown water with this one!. When it gets really painful I just think of Lewis and what he goes through on a daily bases and it keeps me going through the dark times!
RUN 8: 15th Nov = 20 miles #79milestogo
RUN 9: 17th Nov = 9 miles #70milestogo #ruined #aleonaschoolnight #jagerbombs #crookysfault
RUN 10: 20th Nov = 20 miles #50milestogo #150milesdone #pain #windy #keepgoing
RUN 11: 22nd Nov = 20 Miles #30milestogo #170milesdone #gale #legsaredestroyed #sore
RUN 12: 24th Nov = 17 Miles #13milestogo #187milescompleted #nothingleftinthetank #bodyinbits #nearlythere
RUN 13: 25th Nov = 13 Miles #200milesinnovember #200milescompleted #averaged15milesperrun
#0mileslefttogo #proud #emotional #lifeforlewisappeal
Special thanks to the incredibly talented Patrick Latham from Charles James Fox.
Charles has just done these caricatures to help inspire me for my 200 miles in November challenge.
I can not recommend him enough, he’s brilliant.
Please have a look at his work, and see what he could do for you. www.charlesjamesfox.com
Now that the dust has settled on the Incredible Life for Lewis Golf day, and having had a good long think about possible future events for the Life for Lewis Appeal, I have decided not to do a main event for him in 2019.
The only challenge I will be doing is the small matter of trying to run 1600 miles in a year (100 miles for each year of his life so far), as well as not having any alcohol for a whole year.
JustGiving online donations - click here
May 2019: 10 PB’s achieved on today’s run. Quickest ever half marathon 1hr 38min (eventually a sub 1hr 40 yehhh!). 5K 20min 41s, 10k 43m 59s. Actually feel quite proud of myself for how far I’ve come with my running. When I started running 3yrs ago I couldn’t do 1/4mile without having to stop.
Read more.. Sept 2018-19 - Running Sober
We would be so grateful if everyone who has supported the Life for Lewis Appeal over the past few years take a couple of minutes and leave us a comment on our supporters comment page, it will be lovely for us to be able to look back on the comments and cherish and have a record of how utterly amazing people have been towards Lewis and our family, many thanks Gary and Lexi xx Read more.. Supporters Comments
As part of the 1600 miles in a year challenge, I decided to go for a stroll around Milton Keynes.. it just happened to be the Milton Keynes Marathon !
Thank you everyone for your really kind and supportive messages for my MK Marathon today. It’s really kind and very thoughtful of you all. I really struggled today between miles 18 and 26.2 and was just pleased to get round in one piece to be honest!, legs just didn’t want to work today for some reason!. Finished in 4hrs 34secs, but my goodness it hurt!
These pictures fully sum up how I was feeling at the different stages of the MK Marathon on Monday. Not difficult to tell which photo was at 23 miles!. Read more.. May 2019 - MK Marathon 2019
Lloyd Groom arranged a golf day for the Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day Friday 12th October 2018.
We are delighted to announce that the "Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day 2018" raised and incredible £7,200. Thank you to each and everyone of you who supported the event, we really cannot comprehend everyone’s support and generosity towards Lewis and our whole family xx Read more.. Oct 2018 - Charity Golf Day
St. Anthony's School raise a wonderful £210 for the Life for Lewis Appeal playing in a 3-a-side footie tournament. Read more.. Sept 2018 - St. Anthony's Football Tournament
Gary Rock abseils 418ft down the Northampton Lift Tower and raises an amazing £800 for the Life for Lewis appeal.
Read more.. Sept 2018 - Abseiling Northampton Lift Tower
On 8th September, 2018, Maya Warren and Tamzin Ford raised an amazing £672.00 (AND SMASHED THEIR £10/MILE TARGET) for the Life For Lewis Appeal by completing the 100km (62 mile) Thames Path Challenge from Putney Bridge to Henley-on-Thames. Read more.. Sept 2018 - Thames Path Challenge
Old White Hart 5K Fun Run Raises £2,500 for the Life for Lewis Appeal.
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to each and everyone of you who came and supported our fun run for Lewis on Sunday. You all looked amazing in your costumes and we really hope you had as much fun as we did. We are delighted to announce that we managed to raise an incredible £2,500 which is simply wonderful, thank you all so much, the OWH team x
Lexi Herbert Parker: Bloody hell! It’s amazing! Totally gobsmacked! Xxx Read more.. June 2018 - Father's Day Fun Run!
Nick Harvey-Bain (Chief organiser) said;
“The Rat Race Dirty Weekend is the biggest and best obstacle race in the world. Located at Burghley House near Peterborough, the course consists of a gruelling 20 mile race over 200 obstacles including water, tunnels, walls, and the worlds longest monkey bar obstacle. A team of 5 of people, Nick Harvey-Bain, Simon Church, Jason Kenney, Ben O’Donegan and Bob Gregitis completed the course in 6 hours and 27 minutes and in doing so raised over £1500 for the Life for Lewis charity”. Read more.. May 2018 - Rat Race Dirty Weekend
CALLING ALL RUNNERS !! - LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE AND TO GET FIT IN 2018? - THEN LOOK NO FURTHER - 6 MONTHS TO TRAIN!!!
Right all you lovely people, my main fundraising event of 2018 is the Oakley (Bedford) 20 mile run on Sunday 18th March.
Read more.. March 2018 - Oakley 20 Mile Run
Massive thank you to David Liddle and Margaret Liddle, and everyone from Kerridge Commercial Systems who helped raise an amazing £250 towards Lewis’ appeal for their dress down day, and guess the weight of the pumpkin last Friday (3rd November 2017). Thank you, we appreciate it so much.
Lots of love the Herbert’s xx Read more.. Nov 2017 - Kerridge Commercial Systems
On their wedding day.. Bill & Tina Scott raised an incredible £800 for the Life for Lewis appeal
Wedding Day speeches from friends of the Bride & Groom..
Read more.. Sept 2017 - Wedding Day Donation.. Bill & Tina Scott
What: Charity Band Day 2017
When: 27th August 2017, 3pm till Late. FREE Entry
Where: Old White Hart, Cotton End, Northampton. NN4 8BS
The Sun was out.. the Beer flowed.. and the Bands banged out some fine tunes !
What We said..
"Charity band day. Wow! What an amazing afternoon! Thank you again to everyone who came out to support us! We truly are so grateful to you all! It was such a wonderful day with all the amazing music! Tony Young you are such an amazing friend! ! Thank you again!" Read more.. Aug 2017 - Charity Band Day (Old White Hart)
No more smelly trainers.. get some Life for Lewis flip flops
Read more.. Life for Lewis Flip Flops
For a small donations these could be yours.. Read more.. Merchandise Wrist Bands and Pens
Ready Steady Bake..
Kezia Parker and Jacob Chambers arranged a Bake Sale at Hackleton Primary School on 6th July 2017 selling Cakes, Biscuits and Sweets. Read more.. July 2017 - Bake Sale Hackleton Primary School
I've got a brand new website designed for mobile devices.
It is a fully mobile compliant responsive web design and can be viewed on desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Read more.. May 2017 - New Website !
"Right, I've been sat here for an hour trying of think of what to say to sum up today. Words will never be enough to express how we really feel about you all!. I truly know how tough it must have been for you all to achieve what you have today!. It hurts!, it really hurts, and for you all to want to do that to help Lewis is mind boggling!. We are so incredibly lucky to have you all in our lives, and for you all to want to support and help him is simply amazing."
Love you all xx
Gary and Lexi xx
Read more.. Feb 2017 - Silverstone Half Marathon
Mummy and Daddy have decided to run the Northampton half marathon on Sunday 4th Sept 2016 to try and raise money towards my appeal.
This is going to be a massive challenge for them both, as the furthest Mummy has run is 5k, and the furthest Daddy has managed is about half a mile!. Read more.. Sept 2016 - Northampton Half Marathon Challenge
Hanging out with Swanny at the Cricket! Read more.. Summer 2016 - Meeting Cricketing Superstars
Runs4Funds is a fundraising initiative founded by Northamptonshire Steelbacks all-rounder, Steven Crook, that was born following an emotional meeting with two inspirational parents of Northampton-born, Lewis Herbert.
Lewis and his family’s story was covered in the local newspaper, where they spoke of their efforts to recruit fundraisers to help raise enough money to provide much-needed facilities and equipment for 12 year old LGS-sufferer, Lewis.
Throughout the 2015 season, Steven supported the A Life For Lewis Appeal by helping raise nearly £5,000 towards a much needed sensory garden for Lewis to enjoy. Read more.. Summer 2015 - Steven Crook Runs4Funds
Quiz question: in cricket what does DRS stand for.. Read more.. Sept 2016 - Rushton Cricket Club Donation
The amazingly thoughtful, kind, and talented Jonny Cooke has written and produced a song for me.
How cool am I to have a song all of my own!.
This is so personal and special to me, and my Mummy and Daddy. Read more.. A Song for Lewis by Jonny Cooke
"We've had such an amazing day/night #livemusicforlewis #thomasabecket #charityday #raisedabout £600.00"
Richard Coys Cutler
Landlord of the Thomas-A-Becket Pub
Read more.. May 2016 - Thomas-A-Becket Pub Music Night Fundraiser
Thank you so much to the Wicken Conservation Society (WCS) for all their efforts in arranging the treasure hunt etc on Saturday. Read more.. Oct 2015 - Wicken Conservation Society
Thank you so much Michael Ratcliffe for arranging the golf day last Friday for Life for Lewis which raised an amazing £801.40.
Read more.. July 2015 - Ratcliffe's Golf Day, Deanshanger
It's the taking part that counts not the winning.. Read more.. July 2015 - Horton Cricket Reunion Match
Rushton Hall Spa raise £420.00 for the “Life for Lewis Appeal” Read more.. June 2015 - Rushton Hall Spa Donation
A Real Test Match Special.. A Signed Jimmy Anderson England Cricket Shirt
Read more.. May 2015 - Jimmy Anderson Test Match Shirt Auction
This is the ultimate "Howzat Appeal for Life for Lewis" ! Read more.. April 2015 - Howzat Appeal (Northampton Cricket Umpires Donation)
A 'Full House' was had by all.. Read more.. March 2015 - Family Fun Bingo (West Hunsbury)
Massive thank you to Patrick Latham (3rd Man Cartoons) for designing and providing my “Life for Lewis shirts”, they looks absolutely stunning.
Read more.. Feb 2015 - Life for Lewis T-shirts Designs
Wow! or should I say woof ! Read more.. Jan 2015 - Wicken Dog Walk
Personal challenges people have done for Lewis over the years.. Read more.. Various Personal Fundraising Challenges
Links to various newspaper reports about the Life for Lewis Appeal..
Read more.. What The Papers Say
To get involved and help fundraising for Lewis please contact us