Our charity matches to remember Aaron

Our charity matches to remember Aaron

Our charity matches to remember Aaron

First published in Local News by

HUNDREDS of people turned out to pay tribute to a south Essex serviceman, who died while serving his country, at a charity rugby day in his honour.

Lieutenant Aaron Lewis, from Hawkwell, died in December 2008 when serving in Afghanistan. A rugby tournament has been held for the foundation in his name ever since.

Fourteen teams entered, including the 29 Commando Regiment, Lt Lewis’s former colleagues, with a local side from Westcliff Rugby Club emerging victorious.

Of their £1,000 prize money, they donated £500 to the foundation and put £200 behind the bar for everyone to enjoy a drink afterwards.

Barry Lewis, Aaron’s father, said: “It was bigger and better than last year, and very humbling to see so many people remembering Aaron.

“We do a different coloured T-shirt each year and around 70 per cent of people were wearing theirs. It was a great sight.”


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