All the latest news and forthcoming events from the Life for Lewis Appeal will appear here.
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. I am two and a half months into this challenge and it’s by far the hardest thing I have every done, it’s relentless and painful but I am going to give it all I have to complete the challenge by Sept 2019. I have so far managed to run 389 Miles in two and a half months (only 1211 to go!) and have not touched a drop of alcohol for two and a half months.
Instead of arranging a main event for Lewis in 2019 I am asking if anyone would be interested in sponsoring me for my personal challenge instead.
JustGiving online donations: Running 1600 miles and sober for a year
The Challenge: Running 1,600 Miles and Going Sober for 1 Year
With Lewis approaching the age of 16 (Nov), I have decided to set myself my most demanding personal challenge ever. Lewis fights every day to stay alive and is in his 16th year of doing so.
I have just promised him that I will attempt to run 1600 miles in a year (Sept 18-Sept 19), which is 100 miles for each year of his life.
This will equate to an average of 133 miles EVERY month of the year, 33 miles EVERY week, and an average of 5 miles approx EVERY day for a whole year. I honestly don’t if I am going to complete the miles in a year, as there is a lot of luck involved as regards injury, purely due to the sheer volume of miles involved. But I am going to give it EVERYTHING I have to complete 1600 miles in 1 year.
As well as this I have just pledged to him that I will go sober for 1 whole year (3rd Sept 2018 - 4th Sept 2019). Those who know me well know that alcohol is my big achilles heel and something which affects my mental health greatly. This challenge alone is going to be extremely difficult for me to stick to.
This double challenge will be by far the hardest and most challenging thing I have done to date, but I’ve promised Lewis so there is no going back now. Even this doesn’t get anywhere near to what Lewis endures on a daily basis.
I know for a fact that both challenges will help me enormously with trying to cope with all the challenges and obstacles the next year is going to bring us, as he turns from 16yrs to 17yrs and from a child to an “adult”.
I would be extremely grateful if anyone wishes to sponsor/donate to my double challenge to help me on my way!. Any money raised will go to the Life for Lewis Appeal.
This is the JustGiving page specifically for this double RUNNING SOBER challenge
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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.. Golf Day 2018
St. Anthony's School raise a wonderful £210 for the Life for Lewis Appeal playing in a 3-a-side footie tournament. Read more.. St. Anthony's School Football Tournament
Gary Rock abseils 418ft down the Northampton Lift Tower and raises an amazing £800 for the Life for Lewis appeal.
Read more.. Abseiling Down 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.. 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.. 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.. 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.. Oakley 20 Mile Run
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
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
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
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
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.. 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.. 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.. Silverstone Half Marathon 2017
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
Hanging out with Swanny at the Cricket! Read more.. 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.. Runs4Funds 2015
Quiz question: in cricket what does DRS stand for.. Read more.. DRS and Rushton Cricket Club
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.. Thomas-A-Becket 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.. 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.. Ratcliffe's Golf Day
It's the taking part that counts not the winning.. Read more.. Horton Cricket Reunion Match
Rushton Hall Spa raise £420.00 for the “Life for Lewis Appeal” Read more.. Rushton Hall Spa
A Real Test Match Special.. A Signed Jimmy Anderson England Cricket Shirt
Read more.. Jimmy Anderson Test Match Shirt Auction
This is the ultimate "Howzat Appeal for Life for Lewis" ! Read more.. Howzat Appeal
A 'Full House' was had by all.. Read more.. Fastest Bingo Draw in the 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.. Life for Lewis T-shirts Designs
Wow! or should I say woof ! Read more.. Wicken Dog Walk
Personal challenges people have done for Lewis over the years.. Read more.. 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