Latest Life for Lewis Appeal News

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

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

Half Marathon Challenge Half Marathon Challenge

They have only got 3 months to train for this run, and it's going to be really difficult for them to fit in the necessary training in around looking after me and my Sister and Brother.

If you would like to sponsor them for their run and it turn directly to my appeal, then please use the link below, many thanks, Love Lewis x  

The runners and rider above are: Uncle Andrew Auntie Sarah, Uncle Matt, and mum and dad Northampton Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday 4th Sept 2016


The runners and riders above are: Uncle Andrew, Auntie Sarah, Uncle Matt, and mum and dad.

What Mummy and Daddy say..
Lexi and I have decided to run the Northampton half marathon on Sunday 4th Sept 2016 for our gorgeous and inspirational son Lewis.

This is going to be a massive challenge for us both, as the furthest Lexi has run is 5k, and the furthest I have managed is about half a mile!.  We have only got 3 months to train for this run, and it's going to be really difficult to fit the necessary training in around looking after our three wonderful children and everything else which goes on in our life.

But we WILL do it as it's for Lewis and failure is not an option......

We are trying to raise some money for a deposit for a fully adapted wheelchair accessible Motability vehicle for Lewis, as well as an Eye gaze communication system with Sensory Eye FX and look to learn software at home.  This would enable Lewis to activate the cause and effect software on the screen with his eyes, with the long term aim of him being able to communicate basic words and his needs to us through looking and choosing symbols on the screen.

If you wish to donate towards our run and in turn towards improving Lewis' quality of life, then we would be extremely grateful to you. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lifeforlewisappeal

Many thanks

Gary and Lexi x  Back to top

Northampton Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday 4th Sept 2016
   

Northampton Half Marathon Challenge on Sunday 4th Sept 2016


Sept 2018-19 - Running 1,600 Miles and Going Sober for 1 Year

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

June 2019: Herby’s Final Furlong to the Hart (1600th and final mile)
June 29th: 
I did it!, I really don’t know how, but I did!.
1600 miles ran in 10 months (2 months ahead of schedule and in only 132 runs (An average of 160 miles every month, and 40 miles every week, and an average of 12miles per run!)

 


There have been plenty of really dark moments and countless self-doubts on a weekly basis about whether I would be able to get to, or get anywhere close to my mileage target. It has quite simply been the hardest and most relentless thing I have EVER done in my life, and my body has been in absolute bits!. Thank you to all those who have supported me and given generously to Lewis’ appeal, it really has kept me going and it will never be forgotten. Actually feeling quite proud of my achievement as well as extremely emotional!. Can’t quite comprehend it all at the moment, but once it’s sunk in it will be an achievement I will be able to look back upon with a tremendous amount of pride I’m sure.

Read more.. Sept 2018-19 - Running Sober


June 2019: Negroni Week at Nuovo Restaurant in Northampton Raises an Amazing £200

Nuovo Italian restaurant in Abington street, Northampton raised an wonderful £200 for the Life for Lewis Appeal during their Negroni week back in June. For a week they created 6 different Negroni drink variations for their customers and a percentage of each sale went to Lewis’ appeal.

We would like to say a massive heart felt thank you to Stewart and Charlie Wright, and the rest of the NUOVO team for doing this for Lewis, it was extremely kind and thoughtful of you and extremely appreciated. Big thank you also to all those who sampled a Negroni during the week Read more.. June 2019: Negroni Week 24-30th June


Supporters Comments

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


May 2019 - Milton Keynes Marathon 2019

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


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

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


Sept 2018 - St. Anthony's School 3-a-side Football Tournament

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


Sept 2018 - Abseiling Down the Northampton Lift Tower

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


Sept 2018 - Thames Path Challenge Putney Bridge to Henley-on-Thames (Maya Warren & Tamzin Ford)

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


June 2018 - Super Heroes & Villains 5k Father's Day Fun Run Raises £2.5k

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!


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.. May 2018 - Rat Race Dirty Weekend


March 2018 - Oakley (Bedford) 20 Mile Run

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


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.. Nov 2017 - 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.. Nov 2017 - Kerridge Commercial Systems


Sept 2017 - Wedding Day Donation.. 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.. Sept 2017 - Wedding Day Donation.. 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.. Aug 2017 - Charity Band Day (Old White Hart)


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.. July 2017 - 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.. May 2017 - 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.. Feb 2017 - Silverstone Half Marathon


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

Hanging out with Swanny at the Cricket! Read more.. Summer 2016 - 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.. Summer 2015 - Steven Crook Runs4Funds


Sept 2016 - Rushton Cricket Club Donation

Quiz question: in cricket what does DRS stand for.. Read more.. Sept 2016 - Rushton Cricket Club Donation


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.. May 2016 - Thomas-A-Becket Pub Music Night 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.. Oct 2015 - Wicken Conservation Society


July 2015 - Michael 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.. July 2015 - Ratcliffe's Golf Day, Deanshanger


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

It's the taking part that counts not the winning.. Read more.. July 2015 - Horton Cricket Reunion Match


June 2015 - Rushton Hall Spa Donation

Rushton Hall Spa raise £420.00 for the “Life for Lewis Appeal” Read more.. June 2015 - Rushton Hall Spa Donation


May 2015 - Jimmy Anderson Test Match Shirt Auction

A Real Test Match Special.. A Signed Jimmy Anderson England Cricket Shirt
Read more.. May 2015 - 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.. April 2015 - Howzat Appeal (Northampton Cricket Umpires Donation)


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

A 'Full House' was had by all.. Read more.. March 2015 - Family Fun Bingo (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.. Feb 2015 - Life for Lewis T-shirts Designs


Jan 2015 - Wicken Dog Walk

Wow! or should I say woof ! Read more.. Jan 2015 - Wicken Dog Walk


Fundraising Challenges by some very special friends

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



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