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Fighting cancer.
Caring for the environment.

The Carl Lewis Foundation is a fundraising charity in memory of Carl Lewis. 
Following his death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 34, Carl’s family and friends set out to honour his memory and to create a legacy in his name.


Learn more about what we do, who we support and why we do it.


Find out how you can support the foundation at one of our upcoming events.


Support the foundation’s work by getting involved in with our fundraising activities.

Latest news

Exciting News on Carl’s Observation Platform

We are thrilled to report that planning permission has been granted to build the observation platform at Brandon Marsh, in memory of Carl. The platform will overlook the Newlands reedbed and will feature some of Carl’s photographs.  It will be fully accessible to wheelchair users and will provide a space for quiet enjoyment, reflection, and a place to spot the…

Coffee & Cake for Carl raises over £1,500

A massive thank you to Catherine Eastaff, who organised a “Coffee and Cake for Carl” garden party, and despite the monsoon rain that arrived she raised an amazing £1,509.81.

A passion for the great outdoors

Carl’s passion was the great outdoors, and he enjoyed walking, climbing, caving and birdwatching, always taking stunning photographs at every opportunity.

Our first fund-raising project was to raise money to build a bird-hide at a local nature reserve in Carl’s memory. We are keen to continue our fundraising and will raise money for cancer support, to fund both charities and individuals.  In addition, we will also look to raise funds for other projects that involve the conservation and protection of places of natural beauty and wildlife and its habitats. 

Why support the foundation?

“Cancer can affect any of our lives at any time. Losing Carl has been devastating to all who knew and loved him. Supporting the foundation can offer support, comfort and hope in many ways, whether that’s to individuals and their families, or within beautiful places of nature to enjoy and reflect.”

Faye Stephens

“The Carl Lewis Foundation supports such wonderful charities which will help others who are going through what Carl did, and give them the best support and care that they need. Carl was also so passionate about wildlife and nature. He would want nothing more than to help preserve the wildlife and nature of that in the midlands, and further afield.”

Kirsty Ann

“Helping others is something we all are encouraged to do, however the Carl Lewis Foundation goes above and beyond. Giving young people an opportunity that has been born out of tragedy is truly impressive. I love supporting such a venture.”

Jane Ashe

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