Thank you to everyone who has made generous donations to remember Huw in a positive way – the funds are now being used to help brain injured people. Every donation means a lot because it represents a sacrifice of what people could have spent it on instead. We apologise for not listing all donations, but the number has been so high it is impossible to keep a track of each individual one! You can make a contribution by sponsoring or supporting an existing event, doing something yourself, or by making a donation on our Justgiving page. Your donation will go straight into the Huw Thatcher Trust. If you prefer to make a donation by cheque please make your cheque payable to “Disabilities Trust” and send it to: The Disabilities Trust, 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9NP. Please write Huw Thatcher Trust on the back of the cheque and mention in any covering note that it is for The Huw Thatcher Trust. There’s a Huw Thatcher Trust Facebook page; ask to be a member of the Group here if you want to.
Total so far inc gift aid, minus Just Giving costs:£118,000
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.
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.
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.
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
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