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Fakenham Ukes donate hundreds to Dereham teen, Lewis Atkins, in fourth cancer battle

PUBLISHED: 10:55 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:12 18 March 2019

L-R: Graham Thomas, from the Fakenham Ukes, Lewis' mum Kelly Atkins, 41, Lewis Atkins, 14, and stepdad Rob. Picture: Fakenham Ukes

L-R: Graham Thomas, from the Fakenham Ukes, Lewis' mum Kelly Atkins, 41, Lewis Atkins, 14, and stepdad Rob. Picture: Fakenham Ukes

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A group of musicians from a north Norfolk town have donated hundreds of pounds to the family of a 14-year-old boy with cancer.

Ukelele group, the Fakenham Ukes, have donated £500 to the family of Lewis Atkins, after the Dereham teenager was diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time.

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The musicians gave a private performance to Lewis and his family, ahead of the cheque presentation, on Tuesday, March 5, at the Gallow Sport Centre, in Fakenham.

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Graham Thomas, leader of the group, said: “The Ukes are a great bunch of people who have much fun entertaining whilst raising funds for needy causes. It was a pleasure to do this for young Lewis.

“He was overjoyed with the gift that will help him and his family enjoy a little worry free time and a holiday.”

A charity football match will be held to support Lewis on Saturday, May 18, at Fakenham Town football club.

Visit Help Delete Cancer FC on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

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