​Who is Alex and what's his story?

For most of us this would be nothing more than a sore throat. For Alex it took a more sinister path to STREP A TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME, leading to Septicaemia.

Over the course of the next seven months, Alex was to undergo life-saving surgery. Although life-saving, the surgery resulted in the loss of his left arm above the elbow, both legs above the knee and sadly six months later, Alex lost his right arm below the elbow as well. The infection unfortunately spread from Alex’s limbs to his face and he had to undergo extensive facial reconstruction as well.

Even four years down the line, Alex is still ‘work in progress’….. and Alex now lives an extraordinary life in a different body.

​Darren Cooper, Managing Director of the Peter Cooper Motor Group, first met Alex at the Winchester Portrait Exhibition. The pair got chatting and like most conversations with Darren, they started talking about cars. Inspired by the incredible stories and challenges that Alex had already faced and still faces on a daily basis, Darren was in ore of Alex's new sense of life and was keen to support Alex and his Trust.

The Peter Cooper Motor Group are proud to sponsor the Alex Lewis Trust and Alex throughout his upcoming adventures and incredible challenges.  

We'll keep you updated on Alex's challenges and progress throughout. 

Current Projects

Project limitless

Project Limitless aims to raise £250,000 to provide soft shell prosthetics to children in need, under 9 years old in the UK.

Over 150 children have already received a prosthetic arm, however there are many more who need them. It has become even more urgent as Covid-19 and resultant lockdown measures have meant access to prosthetic clinics has been severely impacted, so the time to act is now.

The Gobi 500 - July 2022

In July 2022 the second Wild Wheelchairs expedition will take place in Mongolia.

Alex will attempt to handcycle 500km around the Gobi Desert in a new handcycle specially designed to cope with the desert conditions, the rest of the team will be following on mountain bikes.

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