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

£500 grant given to the Oxford Hospitals Charity

The Foundation has made a £500 grant to the Oxford Hospitals Charity, for their ground-breaking Future Fertility project at Oxford Children’s Hospital.  Every day, five children are diagnosed with cancer, and whilst there is a high survival rate for childhood cancers, many of these fighters face the risk of infertility following intensive cancer treatments. To combat this distressing issue, Dr…

Foundation makes £500 grant to The Teenage Cancer Trust

The Foundation has made a £500 grant to The Teenage Cancer Trust, which will be used to help fund their Youth Empowerment Programme based in Birmingham.  The programme is led by Youth Support Coordinators, Julie and Cathy, to help young cancer patients navigate the physical, psychological and practical impact of their treatment. They provide sensitive, thoughtful, honest and age-appropriate support…

Afternoon Tea at The Warwickshire Raises over £1700

A delicious afternoon tea was held on 25th June 2022 at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. Guests were treated to a feast of sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and prosecco whilst listening to live piano music, played by Nick Moore. A silent auction and a prize draw were held during the afternoon, with auction lots and prizes including hampers, day-trips,…

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