Munday's Mission for Lewis Munday
Two local organisations, the Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds and the St James’s Place Foundation, have combined to support the family of Lewis Munday in raising £35,000 to fund a life-changing operation for Lewis.
As many people in Tetbury will know, nine-year old Lewis suffers from cerebral palsy and, through the tremendous efforts of his mother Louise and the rest of the family, just over half the money required has now been raised. The surgical operation and intensive physiotherapy that follows have the potential to make a significant difference to Lewis' future and may help him to walk unaided. Pioneered in the USA, the operation he will have has been adopted by Frenchay, Great Ormond Street and other hospitals in the UK, but currently it is not funded by the NHS.
At a recent Rotary club meeting Lewis, who was accompanied by his mother Louise and twin brother Jack, received two cheques, both for £1000: one was from The Rotary Club of the South Cotswolds and the other from the St James’s Place Foundation.
In addition, this Rotary club informed the family of its decision to pledge any profits from this year’s fireworks display in Tetbury to Lewis; he and his brother Jack won the guy-making competition at this event two years running! Held in the grounds of Sir William Romney's School, professional pyrotechnicians engaged by Rotary put on a splendid and safe firework display each year as a service to the community, rather than as a fund raising event. This year, however, any monies raised will go to Munday's Mission and the charity supporting Lewis' cause, Tree of Hope.