Latest news on what we get upto and how people help support us

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Gift Pack

Emergency Pack

Hi everyone,

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

Soap

Hand wash

Toilet Tissue

Toothpaste

Shower Gel

Deodorant

Tissues

Hand cream

Thank you for everyone for your continued support in helping us make a difference.

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Important Information

Coronavirus Update

Hi everyone,

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.

Best wishes

Lorraine and Lee x

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Access Self Storage Easter Appeal

WE NEED EASTER EGGS

The annual Access Self Storage charity Easter Egg Appeal is

now open!

This year they will supporting our charity.

Anyone can donate a chocolate egg for us by visiting the

Access Self Storage, Northampton on Tollgate Way.

Hasista Patel, Access Self Storage Northampton manager,

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
Opening Hours:
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: thelewisfoundation@outlook.com

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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

available shortly.

 

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-event@outlook.com

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Charity Of The Year

ACS

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.

Listening Book

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

Coffee Morning

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

received.

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

Teamwork Trust

So it has been amazing learning about the work Teamwork Trust

does.

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

employment.

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

orders.

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.

Medal

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

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 ❤️

FeedBack

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

Royal Infirmary.

For everyone that donates their time, fundraises or donates a gift,

it is important and it does make a difference.

Donnation

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

fundraising.

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.

Event

Charity Fashion Show

Fantastic news is our latest supporter is Time For You

Northamptonshire who have chosen as their charity to support

throughout 2020.

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:

CLICK HERE

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.

Delivery

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

treatment.

Donation

Donating Items

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

CLICKING HERE

Donation's

Loads Of Support

Giving a shout out to the following people who have made a

donation of money or items this week.

Northampton General Hospital Emergency Department who raised

£187.50. This is 52 gifts.

Ampthill & Flitwick Methodist Women Breakfast Club who donated

£81. This is 22 gifts.

Northants Pilates who raises £200. This is 55 gifts.

Sheila Hollowell (in this picture) with her neighbours at King.

Richards Court raises £141. This is 39 gifts. We also received wonderful donations of blankets, gift pack items and items for fundraising.

All Saints CEVA School making a donation of £200. This is 55 gifts.

Nationwide Building Society Moulton Park, Northampton where colleagues raised £267.80. This is 74 gifts.

Heathers for donation of items for our gift packs and to help us fundraise.

Donation of items for our gift packs from Metro Bank Northampton.

Blankets donated by Leanne Cope.

Fantastic donation from Howes Percival Solicitors as their charity for 2019 to be revealed very soon!

So grateful for the amount of support we receive every week because of the impact we know it has within the hospital.

Thank you to all these amazing people who have helped us to make a difference.

If you want to fundraise for us or already are fundraising for us, let us know so we can give you a shout out and any support you may need.

If you would like to fundraise please CLICK HERE

Supports Our Charity

Belmont Press

We are proud of our fantastic partnership with Belmont Press.

Each month they print the newsletters that go into our gift packs

and

hospitals to support our charity. This is of massive help to us by

saving us not only time but also money, which means we can

provide more

gifts.

Thank you also for your December support with a donation from

your Christmas Jumper Day, which will fund 27 of our gift packs.

The monthly donation they make, really does make a difference.

Chronicle & Echo

Front Page Coverage

Finally picked up our local newspaper and it’s amazing even if a

bit weird (in a good way) seeing yourself in WHSmith on the front

page.

Finding out about receiving the British Citizen Medal at the

House of Lords was something we would never even dreamed of

imagining that would happen, when we think back to why

The Lewis Foundation began and everything we have done the

last 3 1/2 years to support cancer patients in hospital.

We still have to pinch ourselves to see if this is really happening. Cannot wait to attend the medal ceremony this month.

Thank you to the Northampton Chronicle this week for your publicity this week online and offline. Cannot even begin to tell you the impact it has had.