Cricket fraternity comes out in force to support the Life For Lewis charity

Well over 100 people were at Kettering Golf Club to take part in the Life For Lewis golf day which helped to raise 7,200 for the charity
Well over 100 people were at Kettering Golf Club to take part in the Life For Lewis golf day which helped to raise 7,200 for the charity

Cricketers from all over the county – past and present, amateur and professional – were in golfing action in aid of a fantastic cause at Kettering Golf Club.

A host of current and former Northamptonshire players – including Rob Newton, Richard Levi, Steve Crook and Rob Keogh –joined a lot of the best-known names from the local cricket scene to take part in the Life For Lewis Charity Golf Day.

Gary and Lewis Herbert

Gary and Lewis Herbert

The fundraising is in aid of Lewis Herbert – son of former Finedon Dolben and Horton House player Gary – who suffers from an extremely severe condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).

LGS is a rare form of epilepsy with multiple seizure types and causes severe global developmental delay.

He can have hundreds of different seizures every day and his condition is resistant to any medication or therapies.

The disability means Lewis is unable to do anything for himself and relies on his parents – who have both had to give up work to look after him – for care on a 24-hour basis.

In all 120 golfers took part and helped to raise an incredible £7,200 for the Life For Lewis charity.

Gary Herbert said: “Thank you to each and everyone of you who supported the event, we really cannot comprehend everyone’s support and generosity towards Lewis and our whole family.

“Words are simply not enough, but I promise you what you have all done will never be forgotten, and the day will live long in my memory.

“(I) was blown away. (It was) very surreal and extremely overwhelming.”

Event organiser Lloyd Groom added: “A massive, heartfelt thank you to every single person involved.

“It was fantastic to see so many old faces and friends.

“We can all be incredibly proud of what we’ve managed to achieve for Lewis and the charity.”

More information on the charity can be found at www.lifeforlewis.co.uk.