Charity drive moves into top gear to help Lewis - The Evesham Observer

Charity drive moves into top gear to help Lewis

Evesham Editorial 27th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

CARING Evesham fund-raisers will be taking part in a wacky race across Europe dressed as wolves to raise cash in support of a brave Vale little boy.

Team Wolf in Sheep’s clothing is made up of Evesham Round Table members Colin Lewis-Painter. Stuart Hobbs and Trevor McMillan and 41 Club members Barry Andrew, Ian McWilliam and Glen Lyon.

The kind-hearted six will be heading to Monte Carlo on Thursday and their road trip across Europe will see them in fancy dress throughout before tackling the 2016 ‘Black Forest Gateau’ Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally.

Team member Glen Lyon told the Observer: “We are challenged with driving across France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in a car costing no more than £300 over three days, completing Top Gear style surprise challenges along the way.”

“A huge thank you to Listers for generously providing us with a car for the challenge,” he added.

It’s the latest fund-raising effort for the ‘Doing it for Lewis’ charity, set up by the family of four-year-old Evesham youngster Lewis Harris.

The happy, chatty little boy was born 10 weeks premature and spent five and a half weeks in SCBU where he thrived.

Parents Laura and Stewart brought him home and all seemed fine until Lewis began missing milestones like sitting and crawling.

He was later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy which affects his movements in all four limbs.

The muscles in his legs are tight and his trunk is weak, these combined are having an effect on his bones causing hip dislocation and scoliosis.

Despite the setback, Lewis can now sit on the floor unsupported and made good progress in his development.

However, in order for Lewis to continue to progress and reach his full potential, the family need to raise funds for Tree of Hope via Doing It For Lewis for some intensive physiotherapy blocks at The Footsteps Centre in Oxford and for Lewis to receive private physiotherapy at home.

Team Wolf in Sheep’s clothing would also like to thank Costa in Tesco Evesham for kindly donating a Tassimo coffee machine to be raffled off in store.

“So please when you pop in for a coffee over the next few weeks remember to pick up a ticket as all funds being raised will go to Doing it for Lewis,” Glen added.

The caring wolves are paying for the trip out of their own pockets so all the money raised will go direct to the Doing it for Lewis campaign.

Visit to find out more about the trip and make a donation.

For more about Lewis’s story, visit or follow @Footsteps4Lewis on Twitter for the latest news.


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