Lewis says thank you to charity with all his heart

Lewis Steele hands over a cheque to Heather Gregory of the British Heart Foundation''Picture: Michael Gillen
Lewis Steele hands over a cheque to Heather Gregory of the British Heart Foundation''Picture: Michael Gillen
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A kind-hearted schoolboy has raised over £1200 pounds ... with a little help from his friends.

Lewis Steele may only be 13 but he produced a football magazine and organised a charity concert with all the proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

Earlier this year, we told how the Graeme High School pupil discovered that heart problems can suddenly occur when last year his stepdad Alan Dickinson (46), collapsed and was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Thankfully, with expert treatment from the staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, he made a full recovery. But it left Lewis, of New Carron, wanting to do his bit for the charity which has pioneered research into coronary heart disease.

Four years ago, he produced a World Cup magazine and raised £400 for Cancer Research. But this time, he produced more copies and with help from mum Kelly Wilson (39), who runs her own printing business Jarvie Solutions, sold them to family and friends.

The teenager also organised a concert in Camelon Bowling Club in May where the headline act was singer/songwriter Horse.

Also appearing was Edinburgh youngster Saskia Eng, who later performed at the Fringe, and Lewis showed off another of his talents when he accompanied one of her songs on his guitar.

Kelly said: “The concert was a sell out, but it could not have gone ahead without the help of Colin Stewart and his team at Central Scotland sound. They donated their time and equipment to give us a great sound and lighting system.”

Thanks also go to everyone else who donated and helped Lewis raise £1226.85 which was recently handed over to British Heart Foundation fundraising volunteer manager Heather Gregory.