Latest Life for Lewis Appeal News

All the latest news and forthcoming events from the Life for Lewis Appeal will appear here.

Oct 2018 - Life for Lewis 'Ryder Cup' Charity Golf Day

Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day October 2018

I have been approached by Lloyd Groom who is trying to arrange a golf day for the Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day on Friday 12th October 2018. This is a few weeks after the end of the 2018 cricket season - and also just after the Ryder Cup.

It would be a whole day affair with 9 holes in the morning and 18 in the afternoon with a sit down meal at the end of the day where prizes will be awarded for nearest the pin, longest drive, best team scores etc. This will be followed by a raffle in the evening as well and give us all a good opportunity to catch up.

Golf Day Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day October 2018


May 2018.
Just a quick update for everyone, all four-balls are now confirmed (35 teams) for the Life for Lewis Golf Day.

The following businesses and individuals have also very kindly agreed to sponsor a hole on the day:
  • Garley Catering
  • Total Computers
  • Paul Hughes
  • Richard Panter
  • Charles Spencer
There are still 13 holes available and if you would like to sponsor a hole (£100) or know of any business that could kindly contribute towards this fantastic cause, please let myself or Gary know asap.
We have been very fortunate to secure the following list of auction prizes and raffle prizes for the day as well:
  • Four-ball for Kettering Golf Club
  • Four-ball for Wellingborough Golf Club
  • Three-ball at Woburn
  • Four-ball at Wentworth
If anybody could assist us in providing or donating an auction prize or raffle prize for the event, it would be massively appreciated. Again please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Gary asap if you can help.

We look forward to catching up with everybody soon, and if myself or Gary can help with anything else at this stage, please just let us know.

All the best
Lloyd Groom
Golf Co-ordinator

April 2018
To everyone that has shown an interest in attending the Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day on Friday 12th of October, myself and Gary have finally managed to sort the itinerary for the day.

The total amount of teams allowed will be 35. Four people to a team. The cost per person will be £60. This will be for 9 holes in the morning (texas scramble) and 18 holes in the afternoon (fourballs). If anybody owns or knows a business that would be interested in kindly sponsoring a hole as well, this would cost £100. Your company will be honoured with a plaque on the relevant tee and verbal accreditation will be given throughout the evening presentation.

For the £60, £50 of it will be for the food (bacon roll/tea/coffee on arrival for breakfast, ham/egg/chips for lunch and 2 course carvery for evening meal. 27 holes of golf as well, leaving £10 left over towards the life for Lewis Charity. Within this cost each player will also receive personalised Life for Lewis golf balls, towels and markers. These have all been very kindly sponsored and donated to each player by David Liddle and Margaret Liddle. I hope everyone agrees this is terrific value.

Myself and Gary Herbert are yet to finalise who the monies will be paid to for the event, but we hope to update you all soon with this information. We currently have 12 teams of 4 already confirmed, with a couple of hole sponsors also confirmed, so if your thinking about taking part, please let myself or Gary know asap.

We also hope to run a silent auction and raffle on the day, so if anybody is able to donate any prizes for this, it would be sincerely appreciated. Myself and Gary look forward to seeing some old faces and meeting with some new on the day as well. Hopefully we can all make this a tremendous event and help to make a significant difference for Lewis, Gary and Lexi who continue to inspire us all x. Please get in touch if you want to join us for what looks set to be an enjoyable day.

Lloyd Groom
Golf Co-ordinator

Golf Day Life for Lewis Charity Golf Day October 2018

We just want to say a massive heartfelt thank you to the very special and extremely generous couple David Liddle and Margaret Liddle who have very kindly agreed to sponsor the cost of personalised “Life for Lewis” golf balls, markers, and towels for each player on Lewis’ charity golf day. These will look absolutely amazing and really add to the day as well as raising continued awareness about Lewis. We are both truly humbled and extremely overwhelmed by your continued support and I know all the players will be extremely grateful to you as well.
Much love Gary, Lexi and Lewis xx.

All those interested please contact my daddy or should I say Caddy asap

Golf Day

Life for Lewis 'Ryder Cup' Charity Golf Day October 2018

May 2018 - Boot Camp boys raise an incredible £1500 for the Life For Lewis Appeal

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.. Rat Race Dirty Weekend

June 17th, 2018 - Super Heroes & Villains 5k Father's Day Fun Run!

We are hosting a 5k fun run in aid of raising money for the Life for Lewis Appeal on Father's Day! It's fancy dress, and we'd love you to come as one of your favourite superheroes or villains!

We'll be starting the day at 10am at The Old White Hart with bacon sandwiches available! Read more.. Father's Day Fun Run!

Mar 2018 - Oakley (Bedford) 20 Mile Run


Right all you lovely people, my main fundraising event of 2018 is the Oakley (Bedford) 20 mile run on Sunday 18th March.
Read more.. Oakley 20 Mile Run

Nov 2017 - Daddy's Ridiculous November Running Challenge !

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
Read more.. 200 Mile Marathon Challenge

Nov 2017 - Kerridge Commercial Systems Dress Down Day and Guess the Pumpkin Weight

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.. Kerridge Commercial Systems

Sept 2017 - On their wedding day.. Bill & Tina Scott

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.. On their wedding day.. Bill & Tina Scott

Aug 2017 - Charity Band Day at Old White Hart, Northampton

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.. Charity Band Day 2017

Life for Lewis Flip Flops by YearoneHQ

No more smelly trainers.. get some Life for Lewis flip flops
Read more.. Life for Lewis Flip Flops

Life for Lewis Wrist Bands and Pens Merchandise

For a small donations these could be yours.. Read more.. Merchandise Wrist Bands and Pens

July 2017 - Bake Sale at Hackleton Primary School

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.. Bake Sale Hackleton Primary School

May 2017 - I've got a brand new combine harvester.. err sorry.. A Brand New Website !

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.. New Website !

Feb 2017 - Running the Silverstone Half Marathon on 12th February 2017

"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.. Silverstone Half Marathon 2017

Sept 2016 - Northampton Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday 4th Sept 2016

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.. Half Marathon Challenge 2016

Summer 2016 - Meeting Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson at Trent Bridge

Hanging out with Swanny at the Cricket! Read more.. Meeting Cricketing Superstars

Summer 2015 - Steven Crook Runs4Funds Charity Season for Northants CCC

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.. Runs4Funds 2015

Sept 2016 - Rushton Cricket Club Donation

Quiz question: in cricket what does DRS stand for.. Read more.. DRS and Rushton Cricket Club

July 2016 - Our Hero, A Song for Lewis by Jonny Cooke

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

May 2016 - Thomas-A-Becket Pub Music Night Fundraiser

"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.. Thomas-A-Becket Fundraiser

Oct 2015 - Wicken Conservation Society, Treasure Hunt

Thank you so much to the Wicken Conservation Society (WCS) for all their efforts in arranging the treasure hunt etc on Saturday. Read more.. Wicken Conservation Society

July 2015 - Ratcliffe's Golf Day at Kingsfisher Golf Club Deanshanger

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.. Ratcliffe's Golf Day

July 2015 - Horton House CC Cricket Reunion Match 5th July 2015

It's the taking part that counts not the winning.. Read more.. Horton Cricket Reunion Match

June 2015 - Rushton Hall Spa Donation

Rushton Hall Spa raise £420.00 for the “Life for Lewis Appeal” Read more.. Rushton Hall Spa

May 2015 - Jimmy Anderson Test Match Shirt Auction

A Real Test Match Special.. A Signed Jimmy Anderson England Cricket Shirt
Read more.. Jimmy Anderson Test Match Shirt Auction

April 2015 - Graham Abbott and Northampton Cricket Umpires Donation

This is the ultimate "Howzat Appeal for Life for Lewis" ! Read more.. Howzat Appeal

March 2015 - Family Fun Bingo Evening at West Hunsbury Community Centre

A 'Full House' was had by all.. Read more.. Fastest Bingo Draw in the West.. Hunsbury

Feb 2015 - Life for Lewis T-shirts Designs by Patrick Latham (3rd Man Cartoons)

Massive thank you to Patrick Latham (3rd Man Cartoons) for designing and providing my “Life for Lewis shirts”, they looks absolutely stunning.

Read more.. Life for Lewis T-shirts Designs

Jan 2015 - Wicken Dog Walk

Wow! or should I say woof ! Read more.. Wicken Dog Walk

Fundraising Challenges by some very special friends

Personal challenges people have done for Lewis over the years.. Read more.. Personal Fundraising Challenges

What The Papers Say.. Read All About It..

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

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