17 Sep Rebecca’s running for little Lewis
The family of a five-year-old autistic boy have received the backing of the Chronicle Sunshine Fund as they try to help him reach his full potential.
Rebecca Jama, marketing executive for the charity, is going the extra mile for little Lewis Beck herself as she prepares to take part in next month’s Great North Run.
She is aiming to raise £330 to buy an iPad for the Newbiggin Hall youngster so he can continue the progress he has made at school with the technology. Rebecca, who has spent time with Lewis and his family, said: “It was fantastic to meet Lewis to see where my sponsorship money will be going. The iPad will help Lewis so much with his communication and school work.”
She added: “I cant wait to run my first Great North Run. I’ve seen loads of pictures and watched it on TV, but I don’t think anything can prepare me for the atmosphere of the day.”
The first-timer will be proudly wearing a Sunshine Fund vest, sponsored by Cellular Solutions.
Lewis’s mum Sherrie said: “We’d like to say a huge thanks to the Sunshine Fund and Cellular Solutions for supporting Lewis with an iPad.
“This will really make a huge difference to his school work and all round communication. Without the help from the Sunshine Fund, we would be unable provide this equipment for Lewis. The Sunshine Fund is a fantastic charity and we are just thank to everyone that has helped raise the money.”
And Lee Bromham of Cellular Solutions, who also met Lewis, added: “Good luck to everyone taking part for Team Sunshine Fund. We hope you raise lots of money to help more children like Lewis.”
The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England. Call 0191 201 6289.