Fundraiser of the Month
February's Fundraiser of the Month is Lewis Pyall!
Our Fundraiser of the month is Lewis Pyall, aged 6 from London.
Lewis’ Mum, Alex got in touch with our Fundraising Manager Julia in autumn 2014 after receiving help and advice from the Allergy UK helpline. Lewis has multiple allergies and anaphylaxis to both tree nuts, peanuts & pears. He also has mild allergies to egg and banana as well as being Lactose intolerant.
Lewis’ first fundraising idea for Allergy UK was to make and sell Halloween-themed sweetie cups at a Halloween party in his local park. Alex explains “Lewis is not much of a fan of sweets but all his friends and family are, so he decided to put a few sweet cups together and sell them to raise funds for Allergy UK”. Lewis has now supplied and received donations for sweetie cups at his school Christmas Bizarre and number of birthday parties. Not only have Lewis and his Mum been so successful with the sweetie cups-they have also held a school fun day bake sale and lucky dip boxes.
It doesn’t stop there! Lewis and his Mum are now busy getting ready to make Easter and birthday sweetie cups, arranging a roller disco in the summer as well as planning a school fundraising day.
Our Fundraising Manager, Julia says “Lewis is one of our youngest fundraisers and we are delighted to have him on board the Allergy UK Fundraising Team. He is full of creative and innovative fundraising ideas and we are extremely grateful to him and his Mum for all of their hard work making, baking and fundraising for Allergy UK. Thank you!”
Lewis has raised over £290 so far and you can show your support by donating to Lewis’ Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Lewislittletreats/