In the swing of it to remember Lewis

EIGHTY-four golfers pulled on pink and got into the swing of things to remember a loved friend and family member.

EIGHTY-four golfers pulled on pink and got into the swing of things to remember a loved friend and family member.

The fourth Lewis West Golf Day at Pidley Golf Club raised more than �5,000 for the teenager’s memorial fund, and boosting a total for the Firefighters Charity that is expected to reach �12,000 by the end of the year.

Lewis, 17, died in July 2007 after his car left the road and collided with a derelict building near Ramsey.

Fittingly, the competition on Friday, July 22, was won by the fourball team led by Lewis’s father, Tim West.

Around �2,400 was raised through an auction which included a signed cap from Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and a football shirt from England captain John Terry.

Mr West, 43, of Hopbine Court, Ramsey, said: “I want to thank everyone who came to play and who donated. We had so much interest in the event that I could have had 100 golfers playing this year.

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“It goes to show how much Lewis is loved. He is a massive loss to Ramsey and the area – he was a massive character and events like these show that everyone still misses him.”

The first golf day, just six weeks after Lewis’s death, raised �14,500, and by the end of 2011 the Lewis West Memorial Fund will have raised more than �40,000.