Racing for Reach!

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Racing for Reach!

Lewis and Support Worker Simon are entering Newark Half Marathon on the 13th of August to raise funds for local charity Reach Learning Disability and in memory of Lewis’s late grandfather, who had run 100 half-marathons. Lewis lives in a shared bungalow with support from Reach Care, the charity’s domiciliary care support agency who provide one-to-one support for adults with learning disabilities in and around Nottinghamshire. Lewis will be taking part in the race in an adapted wheelchair, with support from Simon.

Lewis is well known around the Newark community and people often say hello and chat to him when he’s out and about. He really enjoys spending time with his family and they often go on day trips together.

Simon said:

“Lewis has such a great personality and charm which people can’t resist, a smile which expresses so many emotions. This is a great opportunity to raise money for Reach and honour his grandfather, as well as for Lewis to be involved within his local community.”

Sue, Lewis’s Mum said:

“We think it’s fantastic that Lewis is entering the Newark Half-Marathon, as his grandad (George Combes) achieved his own personal target of running 100 half marathons in his lifetime, including Newark. Sadly Lewis’s grandad passed away in 2018 so we think it’s lovely that Lewis is racing in his memory. It’s excellent for Lewis to join in a community event while raising some money for Reach.”

You can support Lewis’s fundraising efforts on his Just Giving page here.

The Nottinghamshire charity relies on fundraising to provide quality service that supports local people with learning disabilities to live well in their community.

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