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Where’s the Bear? Nick Greenwood cycling in memory of Huw xxx

We had a nice surprise recently in the form of a cheque for over £800 from the Kier Foundation, as part of the proceeds from their ‘where’s the bear campaign’.  Nick Greenwood a friend of mine and Huw’s from football days took part in a leg of his employer’s challenge to travel 1,000 miles across Kier’s UK sites, transporting a mascot bear along the way and using only non-conventional, non-motorised transport!

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Taking Huw with us as 22 people give it everything and raise £2,000 on epic 3 peaks adventure

Snowdon 2I’m not going to mention any individual feats from our UK 3 peaks trip because there were 22 heroes from the time they got up at 3.00am on Saturday morning to the time they hit their beds nearly 48 hours ago and here are 3 climbers who were with Huw on 13th March 2011 – taking Huw with them to the roof of Wales. Read more »


Bluebirds overcome Tekkerslovakia and Oldmen Pathetic in an eventful 5 a side competition

photo 6Saturday 12th July saw the 4th (and probably final) Huw Thatcher 5 a side football tournament, with 140 players taking part and raising over £800. These events have been a great tribute to Huw and also to the endeavours of his friends, and lots of other young people in Holmfirth. Read on to find out how the day unfolded and exactly who were ‘Oldmen Pathetic’?

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Hoping that Huw is somewhere where he knows about everything: fundraising events, GCSE results day & Cardiff City in the Premier League

20130825_182508 As Cardiff City were making their mark on the sporting world last Sunday, the Sky Sports commentators talked of the energy and spirit of the crowd – and how it was inspiring the performance of the players.  In the week that the Bluebirds were achieving things beyond anything Huw and I had imagined, Huw’s own energy and spirit was inspiring others  – with Carys excelling in her GCSE results and a group of friends completing a 3 day canoeing and running event between Manchester and Huddersfield. Read more »


Part 2 – the Bananas eventually slip up in the penalty shoot out as the Huw Thatcher Trust hits £80,000

100_0554Read about the thrilling climax to the recent Huw 5 a side tournament here in Part 2 of my report – as Sam Briggs’ team ) the Bluebirds, won a thrilling final late at night on Saturday 20th July.

If you missed it, Part 1 about the early part of the day is here.

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The Huw five side day on 20th July – as 130 players show style and class

100_0525I can’t say enough about what a wonderful day we had on Saturday 20th July – but I’ll give it a try!  Here’s Part 1 of my report of the day – Part 2 will follow in a few days as I try to do justice to  day when 130 people played football – and at least that many also turned up to support the event and the players.

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The 3rd and final Picturedrome gig was lit up by two of Holmfirth’s best – Huw and Richard

100_0480For the 3rd and final year, 500 of us had another great night at the Picturedrome last weekend as the Huw Thatcher Trust raised funds for another local family who need support right now.  Read more »


A superb if challenging day. Huw was not forgotten today – Huw is not forgotten any day ♥♥♥

Photo0176A great success today as 40 of us of all ages rode 45 miles, and climbed a total of 5512 feet in temperatures approaching 30 degrees.  A great effort by all the riders and the support crew.

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Ben Sykes – the latest in a long list of great young people from Holmfirth & beyond to organise something to honour Huw & raise funds

100_0385Well done to Ben Sykes – the latest in a long list of great young people from Holmfirth and beyond to organise something to honour Huw and raise funds for the Huw Trust.

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Life is about creating memories and we will always remember how much Huw means to us ♥♥♥

100_0352 cThere are some good events and memories to report back on from the last couple of weeks – but first some good news from Richard Ford. Read more »