Lewis' story

A Brighter Future Fund allows you, your family and friends to raise money together in memory of someone special.

It’s a lasting and meaningful tribute that will help create a brighter future for children and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Lewis’ mum, Jacqueline, tell us how she was determined to continue supporting the hospital that had given her 21 years with her son.

Amazing care

“My son, Lewis, was born with a heart defect and if it wasn't for the amazing care and expertise of all the staff and surgeons at GOSH he would have died as a baby.

"He led a very active life and never let his condition hold him back – he loved playing football and was devoted to his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

"He had just watched them win the Carling Cup and gone to join his friends for a game when he collapsed and we lost our beautiful son."

A legacy for Lewis

"We had 21 wonderful years with Lewis and he was a very special, handsome young man, who was so thoughtful and sensitive. The glass was always half full for Lewis. He died doing what he loved, playing football, and that’s why we set up Wiggy’s Cup so that teams could take part and remember Lewis.

"Lewis always donated to GOSH when he could and we wanted to continue that in Lewis’ name. Every year we hold ‘Wiggy’s cup’ in his memory as this brings Lewis’s friends together and feels like he is still with us."

Our fundraising goal

"We started off with a goal of raising £10,000 as part of the Lewis Fontaine-Snow Brighter Future Fund and we have just managed to achieve that.

"I am so proud of my son Lewis and all the people who have supported him and carried on his fund raising for him through his Brighter Future Fund. I know he would be so proud of everything that has been achieved in his memory.”

For more information about Brighter Future Funds, please email BrighterFutureFunds@gosh.org