30 June 2020
Kirkham Grammar School pupil Lewis Simpson, is using his summer holiday to undertake a 1,000km fundraising challenge for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
He is aiming to run, walk and cycle the distance across the eight weeks, raising funds to say thank you for the treatment his mum Natalie received at the Rosemere Cancer Centre for breast cancer.
Lewis was just seven-years-old when Natalie was diagnosed. He said: “I have decided to give something back by setting myself this challenge. Rosemere looked after my mum through six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. They helped my family through a really tough time. All sponsor money will be donated to Rosemere so they can help more families through tough times.”
Mum Natalie said: “Lewis announced his intention to take on this challenge on his last day of term and has devised himself a spreadsheet detailing a weekly target of just over 100km. Even though he was very young when I was going through treatment, it shows the impact that cancer has on the whole family – it’s something that doesn’t go away. We are very proud of Lewis and very grateful to everyone who is supporting him.”
Lewis' Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/LewisSimpson - has already raised over £1,000! Among supporters are family and friends, members of Preston Grasshoppers RFC where Lewis plays and his dad Stuart coaches, and members of Longridge Gymnastics Club, of which Lewis is also a member.
Accompanying Lewis on his bike rides, runs and walks will be Natalie, Stuart and his ten-year-old sister Emilia.
Good luck, Lewis!