Monday 1st April 2019
Celebrating the best growing businesses!
The National Best New Business Awards held their second awards celebration at the stylish Studio B in Kensington, London. After a fantastic evening we are delighted to announce the Charity of The Year winner as The Lewis Foundation.
The Lewis Foundation are a charity, which provides free gift packs and support to adult cancer patients in hospitals in Northamptonshire, Leicester, Bedford and Milton Keynes. On a weekly basis the charity personally visits each hospital with a trolley full of gifts and wish list for patients to pick what they would like during cancer treatment. The aim is to give patients something nice to look forward, provide a distraction during treatment and spend time with people to reduce loneliness. The Charity gives 2000 free gifts a month to all adult cancer patients in these hospitals. It is not means tested and no donations are expected from the patients in return. All items obtained are as a result of donations from individuals and companies, in addition to fundraising. The charity is completely volunteer led.
Lorraine Lewis, From The Lewis Foundation:
"It was an amazing surprise to be recognised on a National basis for the work that our charity does. We started the charity in May 2016 as a result of own personal experiences of spending 4 years in and out of hospital when my mother in law was diagnosed with cancer. Myself and my husband Lee, witnessed so much loneliness and people going without. That is why we had to do something, which led to the setting up of our charity. The charity has grown in a way we could never have imagined, showing the support that is needed for adult cancer patients in hospital. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and everyone who donates either time or money to help make this happen each week."
Over 30 companies travelled from across the UK to celebrate their achievements as upcoming start-up businesses alongside other finalists.
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4. The awards final took place on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Studio 8, London at 6:30pm.
5. For a full list of runners up and winners visit: https://www.bestnewbusinessawards.co.uk/winners-2019