Nick: tennis and cricket successes on May Day Bank Holiday weekend 2010
May Day Bank Holiday saw Huw achieve two major sporting milestones a year ago. He won a tennis competition at Thongsbridge and got his first retirement (scoring over 30) in a cricket match.
Matthew Woolhouse: we were mates for 14 years
Huw and Matthew met over 14 years ago at Bryan Croft nursery; they have been great mates ever since. This is a message that Matthew wrote 6 weeks ago along with a side show of pics.
From Huw’s Grandparents: lots of love and 2 little stories
The first part of this message is from Huw’s Grandma and Grandad who are Jenny’s parents and the two stories are from Granny – Nick’s Mum Read more
The Thompsons: You had a left foot like a god
These messages are from all of the Thompsons, starting with the one from Sam:
To Huw. You were my best friend. You never failed to make me laugh and always put me in a good mood. You were never upset and played a part in everybody’s life. You touched everyone and you were a full on legend. I have so many great memories with you. There won’t be a day when i don’t think about you. You had a left foot like a god, you could hit the ball to someone from 70 yards away and it would be perfect.
A little help along the way – Huwie’s Mum
I have come across 2 books which are helping and I would recommend anyone who would like some additional help to read them too. The first, a very spiritual reassuring book called “Angels Watching Over Me” by Jacky Newcomb and the second which is more a practical aid to help understand loss called “I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye” by Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair. Of course, no one is ready to say goodbye, but I would say, these books have helped just a small bit. Both books have something to offer for everyone involved in Huw’s life or anyone who didn’t know Huw but have lost someone else. Anyway, if you do want to read these books.. Amazon is a great source to order and get next day delivery. The Angel Book is a different story as I stumbled across it in a really lovely way…. But I am sure it is on the Amazon site too. Peace and Love. Jen xxxxxx
Carys and Nick: the trampoline
Carys came up with this memory to post today. The trampoline at Spring Lane is too big for the garden really – but it was the right size for our previous and larger garden. Where it stands now, one over-ambitious bounce and you could end up in next door’s garden. Read more
Liz Hodgson: He was such a lovely boy
We are hoping to put a new item on the web site most days – today it is a memory from Liz. We will be discrete about what we put on here, so we hope Liz is ok with us putting this memory on. If anyone sees anything on the site they are uncomfortable with please contact us. Read more
Message from Jenny and Nick: to Huw’s friends
We have mentioned Huw’s lovely friends a lot recently, and today (Thursday) was another example of why they are the best friends he could have ever had. Read more
Team Huw meeting report: feedback from first meeting of 12th April
The first meeting was attended by Team Huw members:
- Nick, Jenny and Carys;
- Amie Crowther, Sean Brennan, Sam Bellas (year 10 school friends) and Phil Robinson (Huw’s maths teacher)
- Nick Fitzpatrick (Thongsbridge Tennis Club) and Rob Oakley (Upperthong Cricket Club
- Nigel and Julie Bowers (family friends)
- Paul McLoughlin, Shona Atkinson and James Charlesworth (family friends and parents of Hepworth United team mates)
We are very grateful to everyone for coming to the meeting – and for all the input and ideas from the many people not at the meeting – and to the Tennis Club for letting us use the space. Read more
Kate Piatt: My Huw, my special Huw
Kate was Huw’s (and Carys’) teacher for 3 different school years at Upperthong Junior School. She is one of those people who had such a positive impact on Huw.
Sometimes the most moving things are somehow the most comforting.
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