The Green Lanes Orchestra raise over £2k in support of friend, Lewis

Friends and loved ones of Lewis Baker, who spent time at St Joseph’s Hospice between November 2019 – January 2020 recorded a cover of one of his favourite songs to raise funds for the Hospice. Find out more about their fantastic fundraising efforts!

Lewis has a rare and terminal brain cancer, where he has made the very brave decision to forego any further treatment. During Lewis’s stay at St Joseph’s Hospice, his loved ones describe how the staff were ‘warm, accommodating, and always made his friends feel welcome and comfortable.’

This comfort was ever more present on Lewis’s wedding day, which was held in the Hospice Garden Room, where numerous staff members popped down to say hello, and congratulate Lewis and his wife, Bess (pictured).

Due to the pandemic, Lewis has been unable to take visitors on the Cancer Ward at Guy’s Hospital where he is currently staying. Instead, his family and friends rallied together to show Lewis as much love and support as they could from a distance.

To capture this love and positivity, a group of Lewis’s friends recorded a cover of one of his favourite songs, ‘Carrot Rope’ by 90s alt-rock band, Pavement.

Lewis’s friends uploaded the song online, where they collected donations for St Joseph’s Hospice, and raised over £2,200.

We’d like to take this moment to thank everyone involved for their wonderful fundraising efforts, and send our very best wishes to Lewis, Bess, and all his family and friends.

To find out more about The Green Lanes Orchestra, visit the link below.


To learn more about Green Lanes Orchestra’s charity single for Lewis, and to listen to the song, follow the link below.

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