Car­ing Lewis gives some ex­tra cheer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - by James Lawren­son ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­group.co.uk

THE chil­dren on Padua Ward at the William Har­vey Hospi­tal had a treat as car­ing Lewis Fuller and his fa­ther dis­trib­uted gifts worth thou­sands of pounds. Th­ese in­cluded four new tele­vi­sions, two PlaySta­tion 3s, 270 DVDs, 10 per­sonal DVD play­ers and a new fridge/ freezer, for­tu­nately on the same day the ward’s old one broke. The gifts come as a re­sult of the Fullers rais­ing more than £20,000 for char­ity to thank the hos­pi­tals and med­i­cal staff that have helped treat Lewis, 10, from Bid­den­den. Lewis was di­ag­nosed with Ewing sar­coma, a rare form of bone can­cer in April and has been hav­ing reg­u­lar bouts of chemo­ther­apy ever since. It was the William Har­vey Hospi­tal that di­ag­nosed him. The T11 ward at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Hospi­tal in Lon­don and the Bone Can­cer Re­search Trust are the other re­cip­i­ents of the Fullers’ gen­eros­ity. The money has been raised from a num­ber of char­ity dances, with one in Novem­ber at Home­lands rais­ing over £11,000 in one night. Lewis’s dad, Ja­son, said: “It was un­be­liev­able, their faces lit up. “It was just re­ally nice to be able to give some­thing back.”

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