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Teenager’s dream of professional football a step nearer thanks to Bedford businesses

Lewis Lodge,14, from Bedford, with his Mum Louise Campbell, Lance Haggith (Sports Trader) and Jonathan Taylor (The Embankment).

Lewis Lodge,14, from Bedford, with his Mum Louise Campbell, Lance Haggith (Sports Trader) and Jonathan Taylor (The Embankment).

A teeanger who cares for his disabled mother will see his dream of becoming a professional footballer come true thanks to Bedford businesses.

Lewis Lodge, 14, who attends Mark Rutherford School, is signed to Luton Town’s pre-academy, and needed to raise £1,025 to fund next season’s academy development.

However Silver Street business Sports Traider teamed up with The Embankment Hotel to donate £800 towards the cost.

Lewis’s mother Louise Campbell said: “I am disabled and Lewis is my registered young carer helping me around the house with his young sister.

“We were worried if we couldn’t raise the funds Lewis wouldn’t be able to play for Luton. He was so desperate he offered to sell his computer games to raise money to keep his dream going. We are very grateful to Sports Traider and The Embankment for their kind sponsorship which will pay for two training sessions a week, new kit and an end of season tour to Europe.”

Lewis said: “I am really pleased I can keep my dream going.”

Lance Haggith, founder of Sports Traider, said: “We are pleased to help Lewis achieve his goals and dreams.”

Jonathon Taylor, manager of The Embankment which donates 25p from every Caesar Salad they sell towards sporting causes said: ”We were only too pleased to help Lewis.”

 

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