On Monday night / Tuesday over 100 of Huw’s friends put hearts and messages on the Huw Thatcher Trust Group page on Facebook. It was really touching that so many of his lovely friends think about him and send him their love. We know from everything that’s happened how much people care about Huw, and I’m sure he knows about it too. And it means a lot when things like this happen; spontaneously doing that was lovely. Huw has the best friends in the world.
You can join Huw’s Facebook Group by going to this link and clicking at the right place to ask to join.
And here are the 100 hearts for Huw 🙂
A lovely peaceful day today at Huw’s bench painting his tubs and planting them; thank you for helping :)
It was such a lovely peaceful day today painting and planting the tubs in Huw’s area at Sands. It was a pleasure for us 3 doing it with Huw’s lovely friends; thank you so much for helping us make it a special place.
Sands has always been a special place for Huw – like it has for many people who spend their childhood and teenage years in Holmfirth. Huw first visited Sands in his pushchair and started playing their as soon as he could walk – using the play area over the bridge as a toddler and later with Carys joining him. An early friend he played with as a toddler at Sands was Matthew Woolhouse. Sands is a very special place and a beautiful bench engraved as shown in the pictures, and plant tubs now sit proud on a slightly raised area overlooking the park.
The Hepworth 15s awards night : ‘big’ George Richardson is presented with the “Spirit of Huw Thatcher” award
The Hepworth 15 year olds’ presentation night took place on Sunday 22nd May at Bengal Spice in Holmfirth. The night was organised by James Charlesworth with around 26 players present from both squads. It was a special night which culminated in George being presented with the “Spirit of Huw Thatcher” award.
The Spirit of Huw Thatcher award will be held for 1 year by the winner who will have his/her name engraved on it. It will be a returnable trophy but with a minature for the winner to keep for the under 15 age group at Hepworth every year and will be separate to the the Players’ and Coaches’ players of the year awards. It will be awarded every year to an under 15 player. The first award was won by George (big) Richardson.
This Upperthong Cricket Club Huw Thatcher Pride and Passion Shield is an award held for 1 year by the winner who will have their name engraved on the it. The award will be made to the junior cricketer who has made the most positive contribution to team play and team spirit. The winner will be chosen from the under 15 age group. The winner will have displayed the same pride and passion that Huw demonstrated in sport. The Shield was first presented at the Awards Evening in September 2011 and was won by Sam Briggs. Read more
Huw’s friends, family, the Holmfirth community, and towns and cities beyond have shown great respect to Huw since 13th March. A minute’s silence has been held at the Huddersfield Town vs Swindon and Brighouse Town vs Scarborough fixtures, at all Huddersfield Junior Football League matches on 20th March (as reported by the Huddersfield Examiner), at the opening of the Upperthong Cricket new clubhouse on 18th April and at a range of football and hockey school fixtures in Huddersfield and Holmfirth. Read more