About the ALF
On the 15th December 2008, Lieutenant Aaron Lewis of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed in action in Afghanistan. He was just 26 and on his first operational deployment.
Aaron wanted to make a difference in the world, bringing help to those in need. It was that belief which gave him the courage, hope and enthusiasm to deploy to Afghanistan.
Two years after his death, the Aaron Lewis Foundation was established by his family and friends to continue to make a difference in his memory. With unity and teamwork at its core, Aaron’s family, friends and former service colleagues work together to raise funds for causes close to Aaron’s heart, providing access to sport and wellbeing for all, while at the same time furthering his legacy.
The Foundation also provides easy access to fundraising via its dedicated Just Giving page.
About Lt. Aaron Lewis
Aaron had an unsurpassed zest for life, a quality that complemented his compassionate and caring nature, and his love of sport.
At a young age he played for Wasps FC youth rugby team and later went on to study at Loughborough University. This achievement was followed closely by the completion of a Mountain Leadership course, which enabled him to take disadvantaged children mountain climbing.
Making a positive difference to people’s lives was central to everything Aaron did, including his work as a fitness instructor in Hawkwell, Essex, where he committed himself particularly to helping those undergoing post-surgical rehabilitation.