Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 4th April 2017

At Carole Nash, we believe in supporting a good cause because it’s one of the most rewarding experiences in life. This is the case with 353, a charity that was put together by Tony and Sandra Lewis to honour the memory of their son. Conrad Lewis served in Afghanistan and became the 353rd soldier to lose his life in the war. He was 22 at the time and his parents started the charity to remember his bravery.


353 works to help men and women who have returned home from military service with life-altering injuries. The charity also offers support to the families of soldiers who’ve died. To remember Conrad, the organisation has put together an event called Conrad’s Run and Festival that will take place on Saturday 15th June 2017. The event will be held to raise funds for 353 and contribute towards helping wounded soldiers. You can purchase an all day wristband for £5.


Conrad’s Ride involves hundreds of bikers riding from a stately home in Warwickshire called Ragley Hall to Warwick Castle. Conrad worked at Warwick Castle before he joined the army. The event continues at Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club, where there will be live music from various acts. They include Knucklebones, Erica, The Nics, The Flat Cap Blues Band and Tone Tanner. Other highlights involve an appearance by war hero Ben Parkinson and exhibitions like the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.


Conrad’s Ride is an amazing opportunity for bike enthusiasts to come together for a worthy cause. You’ll be able to meet like-minded people who want to share their love of bikes. The ride from Ragley Hall is a chance to bring your favourite bike, whether it’s custom made, or one you’ve been riding for years. You’ll also be able to take in the beautiful scenery leading up to Warwick Castle.


We’ve helped out at previous events by supplying plastic parking pucks and insurance raffle vouchers. We’re looking forward to helping out with this year’s event as well. For more information about Conrad’s Ride, be sure to check out the 353 Facebook page.