With so much love to you Huw on your birthday, when you should be making your way in life as a 22-year old xxx
So here we are on Huw’s 22nd birthday. Still missing our beautiful boy so much, still disbelieving of what happened, and disbelieving it was as long as 6 ½ years ago. It’s heart-breaking that Huw should be the tall, dark, handsome, engaging and happy young man he was as a 15 year old – and that we should all be loving him and seeing him making his way as a 22 year old in adult life alongside his sister. These are the very sad things about Huw’s birthday. Read more
Six years after we started the Trust: over £110,000 to help brain injured people and to respect a perfect young guy.
Six years after we started the Huw Thatcher Trust I am proud to say we have now raised over £110,000. I didn’t imagine we would get this far 6 years ago, when Huw’s family and friends asked if they could bake cakes, run, play footie and cycle for Huw. Read more
6 years later forgotten by no one, and loved by everyone: running for Huw’s and a touching message from Huw’s Granny
Six years later Huw, you are forgotten by no one, and loved by everyone: including at this time by 2 of your friends and by your Granny who passed away recently.
On your 21st birthday Huw; we will keep you safe xxx
The music from the link at the end of this writing is ‘I’ll keep you safe’. I don’t know if it’s the image of the ‘Nationwide’ advert and the lost scarf being handed down from father to son? Or if it’s the words ‘I’ll keep you safe’ – or the beautiful music itself? But as someone else has said before, to me ‘this song speaks of nothing but love and reassurance’ and this is even more true on Huw’s 21st birthday – 25th November 2016.
Remembering Huw as a very much loved teenager on his 20th birthday
On Huw’s 20th birthday there are some reflections as well as some positive news about the Huw Thatcher Trust.
Huw Thatcher: always a big brother to Carys as she starts a new stage of her life in Manchester – he would be so proud of her
Last weekend was a big moment for our family, as we took Carys off to Manchester to start there at uni. I couldn’t be prouder of Huw and everything about him. I am just as proud of Carys; despite the life changing events of the last 4 ½ years, she has done very well at school, with her sport, and with all parts of her life.
Moving house: another chapter in our lives but Huw is in every chapter with us
We are moving from Spring Lane after 9 plus years on 19th April – it has been a lovely home and is where me, Huw and Carys had some great times. Read more
Day dreaming about 19 year old Huw four years later – in March 2015
As far as I know, this is the last photo of Huw – taken on Friday 4th March 2011 at Ella’s surprise fancy dress 15th birthday party, dressed as a cowboy. At the party he didn’t have an alcoholic drink (which was agreed beforehand as a result of what had happened at the last party he went to hahaha.) Huw gave Ella a box of Heroes chocolates for her birthday and had a great night. Just before I picked him up at midnight he jumped out in front of a friend’s stationary car to surprise the driver……..in the Cowboy’s outfit……apparently it had the desired effect.
What would he be doing 4 years later? This is what I day dream about Huw these days. Read more
On Huw’s 19th birthday. £100,000 to help brain injured people and to respect a beautiful young guy. Remembering Huw every day.
On Huw’s 19th birthday I’m proud to say that the Huw Thatcher Trust has now raised £100,000. I didn’t imagine that in March and April 3 ½ years ago when Huw’s family and friends asked if they could bake cakes, run, and play footie and the Mums and Dads asked if they could cycle Coast to Coast. Read more
Fund raising and general up date – I hope Huw is somewhere where he can see how much he is loved and remembered.
It means a lot that over the last few months, even as many of Huw’s friends have moved on to Uni and so on, that there is so much to say about recent things that have been going on to remember him. Read more