Latest news on what we get upto and how people help support us
We have been getting enquiries from people asking if we can
support with essential items such as toiletries, antibacterial
products etc for people who can't go out to get them due to
self - isolation or the shops have sadly been stripped of them.
We will be offering our free emergency packs on a limited
basis to people who are currently going through cancer
treatment as and when we get the products from companies who are offering to support us with this.
The plan for now is to get this going in Northampton and the packs to be just dropped off with the recipient being made aware of it. It won't be our usual personal visit.
If this is something you feel you may need or someone you know, please CLICK HERE. Please only let us know via email so we can keep track of requests that come in. If there is a high demand, it may mean a waiting list.
I know certain items are like gold dust right now but if anyone happens to come across the following whilst they are out and about and would like to donate that would be wonderful. We are looking for:
Anti - bacterial gel
Thank you for everyone for your continued support in helping us make a difference.
Having visited all the hospitals we support this week and all
the updates we have been receiving about the Coronavirus,
we have made the decision to pause our personal hospital
visits where we go round and hand out our gifts.
We will review this on a weekly basis.
You all know this is something we love to do but our priority
right now is the safety of patients and our volunteers.
Our packs will continue to be available at the hospitals we support and topped up, if you wish to have something to keep you busy during treatment.
I’m sure you will understand our decision. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
Our coffee morning will still be going ahead tomorrow at 9.30am - 12pm at the Elgar Centre, Northampton.
Lorraine and Lee x
Access Self Storage Easter Appeal
WE NEED EASTER EGGS
The annual Access Self Storage charity Easter Egg Appeal is
This year they will supporting our charity.
Anyone can donate a chocolate egg for us by visiting the
said: “The Lewis Foundation is such an amazing local
charity, all the eggs collected will be added to special Cancer Care Packs given to patients treated in hospitals all over Northampton. Our team has started to donate, and we’re really happy to put the kettle on and make a cup of tea for anyone bringing an egg who wants to stay for a chat.”
The full address is: Tollgate Way, Northampton, NN5 4DB
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday 8.30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
You have until the 6th April 2020 to donate.
If anyone can display a poster about this at their place of work, school, supermarket or hospital please get in touch:
Event - Fundraiser
Charity Ball 2020
We are looking forward to Hannah Lloyd Buckley & Martyn Cory
hosting their 2nd Charity Ball, which will be supporting The Lewis
Foundation & Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
This will be happening on 3.10.2020 at the Park Inn by Radisson
Hotel, Northampton Town Centre, so please save the date!
More information about the event and getting your ticket, will be
It is going to be a fantastic event to support 2 causes.
If there are any businesses/individuals out there who would like to get involved, pleased get in touch:
Charity Of The Year
ACS Office Solutions as part of their 25 year celebrations
asked staff to nominate charities they would like to support
throughout the year and we were chosen as one of them,
which is fantastic news.
This month is dedicated to fundraising and also helping give
time to help support the work we do.
Thank you for support and helping us to make a difference.
World Book day
World Book Day ❤️
So highlighting we gift books each week - paper & audio to
adults going through cancer treatment in hospital.
A book provides a source of escapism.
Proud our charity gift these for free every week.
Thanks to Listening Books for your support,
sponsoring our audio book packs!
Our Monthly Get Together
Thank you everyone who came along to support our coffee
morning today and everyone who volunteered.
We had a fantastic morning, having some wonderful catch
up and meeting new people. Lots of wonderful donations
We raised £169.10, which help to fund 47 of our gift packs
which is amazing!
Next Saturday 21st March we will be supporting the Northampton Borough Council Upton Country Park official opening with our coffee shop from 10am - 1pm. However, this currently under review by the council so we will keep you posted as to whether or not it will go ahead.
Otherwise, our next coffee morning is Saturday 25th April 2020 at 9.30am -12pm.
Gift Packing Day
So it has been amazing learning about the work Teamwork Trust
Teamwork Trust supports adults with mental health needs,
learning and physical difficulties through a variety of
programmes to help make new friends, access education and
We are proud to connect with this charity giving service users the
opportunity to make a difference to others by helping pack our gift
bags that we hand out to the hospitals we support on a weekly basis.
Teamwork also like us work alongside Sweet Bee another amazing charity, where the students package our sweets for our gift packs.
We love working with 2 charities that are doing amazing work!
Supporting our charity
Simply Take Out
You can support our charity when getting your takeaways thanks
to Simply Takeout!
Order via Simply Takeout and 10% of your first order will be
donated to our charity. 2.5% will be donated from any subsequent
A really simple way to make a small donation, which will help us
to fund our gifts.
CLICH HERE to check out the menus and support The Lewis Foundation.
British Citizen's Award
An amazing day and we was proud to celebrate with 30 other
medalists from around the UK, who do good work in their
community to make a
difference to the lives of others.
We will continue to do what we can to help support people whilst
going through cancer treatment in hospital.
The British Citizen Award in partnership with One Stop
Convenience Stores. Sponsored by Specsavers, Places for People
Nottingham, Experian & Objective HR.
Charity of the year
Specsavers Northampton have chosen us as their charity that
they wish to support in 2020!
It is fantastic news that members of staff & customers will be
able to get involved in supporting the work we do.
We look forward to working with you this year, in helping us
make a difference to people having cancer treatment in hospital.
Thank you for your support ❤️
Share The Love Forms
We ❤️ receiving messages that our gifts are being enjoyed & that
is helping provide a distraction whilst having treatment.
This note is about a gift received Leicester's Hospitals - Leicester
For everyone that donates their time, fundraises or donates a gift,
it is important and it does make a difference.
Dulux Decorator Centre
Shout out to the Dulux Decorator Centre in Wellingborough for
choosing to support our charity over the festive period to help
raise funds for gift packs. A raffle was held in December to raise
funds for us.
£434.31 was raised, which will enable us to provide 120 of our gift
packs for people receiving cancer treatment in hospital.
Thank you to everyone at the store for fundraising to make a
difference, brilliant work!
Christmas Donation Appeal
Access Self Storage
There was a fantastic response to the Access Self Storage
Appeal in December 2019 for gifts for our packs and items for
Over 200 items collected in December, which is a great result!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to donate to
help support the work we do.
Huge thanks to Access Self Storage in Northampton for their
continued support to our Charity work, helping make a difference
to adults going through cancer treatment in hospital.
Charity Fashion Show
Fantastic news is our latest supporter is Time For You
Northamptonshire who have chosen as their charity to support
Time For You is run by Ann Brebner , which is a
Northamptonshire Domestic Cleaning Company.
Ann decided to help support our charity after her father died in
2018 and her mother passed away from cancer last year. Ann is
already busy planning events for 2020 to help raise funds for our
gift packs to support people going through cancer treatment.
The first fundraising event is a Charity Fashion Show & Shopping event The Hawthorns Retirement Group (Northampton) on the 25.2.19, with the price of your ticket to attend going to our charity.
It will be a night of fashion, fun and shopping with UP TO 75% OFF High Street brands such as Next, River Island, Evans, New Look, Wallis, M&S, Warehouse, Monsoon, Dorothy Perkins and more! Sizes 6 to 30.
All items are from the current season.
You can book by CLICKING HERE
Ann is also running her 1st Half Marathon on the 5.4.2020 and you can support her via her page:
We are really excited to have Time For You Northamptonshire, who are passionate about the work we do and want to make a difference by helping others.
Luton & Dunstable Hospital
Just over a month since we launched our gift packs at
Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, it's fantastic to be
receiving messages already that the gifts are being used and
enjoyed by people whilst they have their treatment.
We are really grateful to the staff on the MacMillan Unit at the
hospital for handing out our gifts to people as they arrive for
Love receiving so many fantastic items donated to our charity.
The gifts received will either go into our gift packs or be used for
fundraising. Thank you to everyone who has been donating it
really does help to make a difference.
All items to get involved in donating items or organising a
collection for gifts from our wish list can be found by