On Sunday 13th March 2011, Huw got up, had breakfast, told his mum and sister he loved them, and went off to football with his Dad.
Huw was hilarious that day at Brighouse from the point when we arrived and met two of the other lads in the car park before the match, and at half time messing about with the others. He was a 15 year old boy but played like a man in that match – in typical dominating form against the best team in the league.
He was doing well at school and in an exciting stage of his life. He planned to get a Saturday job, felt he was ready for a girlfriend, wanted to go to Greenhead College, and planned to go to Uni. He was tall, strong, handsome, smart, healthy, risky, funny, and considerate; a mixture that made him one of the most popular guys around.
Sunday 13th March 2011, is still and will remain a truly tragic day …… just thinking back to how and who Huw was. It’s too sad. Thoughts and love to everyone who loved our perfect boy, especially his contemporaries who spent their days and holidays with Huw – his doting sister, his cousins who he loved so much, and his incredible friends especially those from Holmfirth High School’s year 10 of 2011 – happy days with the best young people ever.
Sunday 13th March 2011 is a day we might want to forget – but can’t.
Huw Nicholas Thatcher is a boy we want to remember – and always will.
Five years is nothing Huw. Mum, Dad and Carys love you more than anyone can know xxx