25 February 2013
Lewis Mighty Fund joins Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Children with cancer from across the East Midlands are to be
helped by a fund set up in memory of an inspirational young local
boy, Lewis Mighty, who sadly passed away last year.
Lewis' story, his mischievous grin and his lively spirit touched
the local community and local media, who pulled together to raise
the money for his treatment.
The Lewis Mighty Fund is now joining Nottingham Hospitals
Charity, to benefit children with cancer being treated at
Nottingham Children's Hospital and in the wider community.
Thanks to generous fundraising and donations, the £224,000
originally raised for Lewis, who suffered from Neuroblastoma, a
form of childhood cancer, will be used to benefit other local
patients and families. A further £25,000 was also raised by Lewis'
supporters to help fund enhancements to the children's cancer ward
where he was treated, at Nottingham Children's Hospital.
Lewis' story also touched the hearts of international singer
James Morrison and his wife Gill, who hail from the East Midlands
and followed Lewis' journey in the local press.
The couple are now strong supporters of the Lewis Mighty Fund,
and James will perform live at a private event marking the start of
the collaboration between the Lewis Mighty Fund and Nottingham
Hospitals Charity on Monday 25 February. James will also spend time
meeting young patients and families on the children's cancer ward
where Lewis was treated.
Click here to see a video of James Morrison performing at the
Nottingham Children's Hospital.
Jaime Mighty, Lewis' mum, said: "It's fantastic to have James
and Gill's support and we're looking forward to them helping us
mark the joining of Lewis' fund with Nottingham Hospitals
"It will be hard to go back on to the children's cancer ward
where Lewis was treated, but I'm glad we're able to do something to
help other children and families who are in the same situation as
we were, all in Lewis' memory."
Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals
Charity, said: "We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to Jaime and
Perry Mighty, Lewis' parents, and everyone who has supported Lewis
and his memory. The support shown has been incredible, and Lewis'
family are truly inspirational, helping his legacy live on and
benefit other children like him.
"We've all followed Lewis' story so far and the story is by no
means over yet. We'll be doing a lot of fundraising for the Lewis
Mighty Fund over the coming months and years, to support other
children and families affected by cancer. We look forward to
continuing to expand the great work already done by Lewis' family,
friends and supporters."
Professor David Walker, Paediatric Oncology Consultant at
Nottingham Children's Hospital, who was part of the team that
treated Lewis during his time in hospital, said: "Lewis was a very
special and strong little boy and it's fitting that the fund set up
in his name should continue to help other young patients like
"Nottingham Children's Hospital already has a national
reputation for the way it cares for children with cancer, and the
money raised through the Lewis Mighty Fund will serve to further
enhance this reputation and the service we're able to offer to our
To find out more about the Lewis Mighty Fund and Nottingham
Hospitals Charity or to make a donation, please go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk
or call Nottingham Hospitals Charity on 0115 962 7905.