Schoolboy Lewis presents money raised by a Wisbech fishing match to his doctor


Wisbech schoolboy Lewis Drew presented a cheque for £470 to the hospital where he has been receiving treatment.

The money, which he presented to surgeon Dr Minocha at the paediatric and neonatal department of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, was raised by a charity fishing match organised by his great aunt and uncle Roy and Elizabeth McManus.

The couple, who are helped by friends and family, hold the event annually and in the past have presented the cash to charities such as McMillan Cancer Support and the Trafford ward at the North Cambs Hospital.

However, Mrs McManus explained: “This we decided to do it for my niece Emma’s son Lewis who is eight and receiving treatment at the hospital. He took a cheque for £470, of which £420 was from the fishing match and £50 was donated by work colleagues of his grandad Binny McManus.

Match winners were Lewis’ uncle Scott McManus followed by Jeff Fitt and Kelly Mcmanus. After the match the anglers returned to a reception at the Locomotive pub where there was a big raffle and auction conducted by Lily Thorpe and Annette Ablett.

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