"Volunteering gives me a purpose in life. Knowing that I am helping to make someone else’s life better is an amazing feeling. Volunteering makes me feel like I am finally living."   Lewis Hine

Digital Leader 2017
Lewis won The Mobile Innovation Award for his charity Friend Finder Official. Lewis became a Digital Leader at 16 years old.

Bakken Honouree
In January 2018 The Medtronic Foundation Flew Lewis to Hawaii to receive his first ever global award 'The Bakken Invitation' as a Bakken Honouree Lewis has been give an incredible platform to help disabled and sick young people all around the world.

Lewis's $20,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation will help Friend Finder  fund future proms. “The proms have such a positive effect on the young peoples’ lives, giving them something to look forward to, improving their mental health and wellbeing, and most importantly, making a friend … Many children and their parents who attend with them say the night is life changing.”

Daily Mirror and ITV NHS Hero Award 2018

This week Lewis was incredibly honoured to recieve The NHS Heroes Special Recognition Award. In a ceremony hosted by Paul O'Grady.  Lewis was thrilled to be presented with his award by Tinie Tempah and meet Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Watch the Ceremony on ITV on Monday 21st May at 8.30pm

 Radio 1 Teen Hero 2016

Being named Radio 1 Teen Hero of the year was a huge shock as well as an incredible honour. I went to Wembley to receive my award from Nick Grimshaw in front of 10,000 people.

This amazing award not only gave me a massive boost to keep working harder but gave me an amazing platform to use to help make Friend Finder bigger and better and to make sure 'Everyone has a Friend'.