Can you help former piemaker Ian Kew get back on his feet?

Ian Kew is now in a wheelchair after losing a leg. Pictures: David Bale

Ian Kew is now in a wheelchair after losing a leg. Pictures: David Bale - Credit: Archant

He was well-known for Mr Kew's Pies in north Norfolk but he's now in a wheelchair after losing his left leg.

Ian Kew in his younger days. Pictures: David Bale

Ian Kew in his younger days. Pictures: David Bale - Credit: Archant

And Ian Kew's family are trying to raise £10,000 to pay for a new prosthetic leg.

Mr Kew, 67, ran Mr Kew's Pies factory in North Walsham and supplied pies to his sons' restaurant, Kew's Pie and Mash in Cromer.

Thirty years ago, he ran the Black Boys pub in Aldborough with wife Lynn while they raised children Ben, Justin and Samantha.

Mr Kew, who lives with wife Lynn in Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, said: "We don't want it to come aross as a sad story, but just hope it will give us a bit of a lift. "There are plenty of people worse off than me.

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"It would put a lot less pressure on Lynn, especially as we are getting older. I would be able to walk my dog, Bella and the grandchildren. And if I was able to stand up again, I might even make some more Mr Kew's pies."

His daughter Sam Kew, who is spearheading the fundraising campaign with friends Colin Inglis and Sandie Somerfield, said: "In November 2018 my dad had his left leg amputated.

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"We are trying to keep the whole thing reasonably light-hearted as opposed to a sympathy vote. Dad is extremely positive and has shown incredible determination with his rehabilitation. There's no doom and gloom.

"But it has been a long difficult journey and all of those small things that we all take for granted and do on a daily basis were all taken away.

"Dad doesn't need to run a marathon but to simply walk across a room, get in and out of a car, enter a house, small things that have now become a daily battle.

"We have travelled to Ringwood to a specialist prosthetic clinic to find him the best that we can."

They are holding a fundraising event on Friday, November 22 with a pie and mash and race night at Northrepps village hall. Tickets only - For more details contact

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