Lorraine & Lee Lewis

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Lorraine & Lee Lewis BCAh

Michael Underwood, Lee Lewis BCAh, Lorraine Lewis BCAh, Wendy Pretten, Places for People

Michael Underwood, Lee Lewis BCAh, Lorraine Lewis BCAh, Wendy Pretten, Places for People

Lorraine and Lee spent many years in hospital when Lee’s Mum was being treated for cancer. This had a huge impact on them when they saw daily, many scared, sad and lonely people. With no funds or experience they decided to create a charity to give gifts to adult cancer patients, spend time with them, make them feel supported.

Three years later, their vision and determination see them giving gifts worth around £2,000 a month to adults suffering with cancer. Each week they personally visit six local hospitals with their gift list, gifts and time to give to people. Both Lorraine and Lee work full-time in demanding jobs but giving back to people suffering is their primary focus. Apart from the gifts, their time is not rushed, and they will always say ‘a hospital visit takes as long as it takes’, supporting both the patients and families.

Lorraine and Lee saw that by giving people a distraction from what they are going through would put people in a better mindset, reducing isolation and loneliness in a hospital setting. Even at people’s final moments, Lorraine and Lee will take time out to visit, providing a gift, comfort and support.