A busy few weeks: schools visited, funds raised and most importantly, Huw remembered
I write this update listening to a radio debate about the British Lions side that will take the field against Australia on 22nd June. I imagine the discussion with Huw about the 15 Welsh players in the squad and his happy recollections of meeting the Welsh rugby squad in 2010. It was the one sport I knew as much about as Huw – when it came to anything else he knew more of the players, clubs and results. Here is a page from a Wales match programme Huw had signed by the players in 2010.
Another tribute our beautiful young guy who was loved by everybody and will be forgotten by nobody ♥♥♥
Every time I start to write one of these updates I think what on earth am I going to say this month? Every time I finish it I think wow, there was so much to say this month! May is just the same and I’ll start with a quick catch up on fund raising activities because the amount of money we have raised has now reached nearly £75,000!
The opening of Chalkdown House – the most important things can in some way last forever
Today I was at the opening of a new hospital for brain injured people at Swindon, which has benefited from funds from the Huw Thatcher Trust – for the IT suite, physiotherapy equipment, kitchen equipment and the garden. It was opened by Princess Anne, with Gabby Logan also there and I was fortunate enough to be introduced to them both. As I was talking to them about Huw and the Trust, I looked up at Huw’s beautiful eyes shining down from his picture in the ‘Huw Thatcher IT Suite’ and I thought ‘forever mate………………….the most important things can in some way, last forever’.
Mixed emotions as Cardiff City are promoted – with Huw as always, in our hearts ♥♥♥
When Huw was born Cardiff City were in the bottom Division – finishing 90th out of 92 league teams. I took Huw to his first Cardiff City match at home to Crewe when he was 5 and his first away game at Rotherham in August 2003.
Lovey tributes to Huw and news this month ♥♥♥
We have some interesting news this month about how the Huw Trust money is being spent – and some further tributes to Huw – keeping his memory with us and emphasising how much he meant to his family and friends.
Three years ago at Easter Huw was having a happy time with his friends & family – now we respect & rememeber him & will never stop doing that
Three years ago at Easter, Huw was having a happy time with his friends and family – and looking forward to a break with Jenny and Carys in Spain and then a great time with his friends around and about Holmfirth – in what was a warm April.
More good things this month just like so many over the last 2 years to respect an old friend, son and brother ♥♥♥
Some timely reflections over the last few weeks, more positive things by some great people and some further fund raising. But I thought it would be nice to start with this photo of 11 year old Huw in 2007 running in his final ‘Neilly’ race – something he enjoyed with all his friends for 3 consecutive years. One of Huw’s friends came across this picture earlier in the month – thank you.
There’s a name missing from where it should be – but the love and dedication will always be there ♥♥♥
With apologies for the slight delay since the last update – but things have been busy with the Trust as well as with other aspects of life – it’s certainly not due in any way to a lack of things to report on.
Annual Reports available for the Huw Thatcher Trust here – for 2011 and 2012
We are delighted to be able to share an annual report of all the Trust’s activities and expenditure from 2012. You can download a PDF copy of the 2012 report at this link – Annual Report 2012.
And if you are interested we have a similar report from 2011 too. You can download a PDF copy of the 2011 report here – Annual Report 2011.
Please feel free to share these with anybody you would like, and we hope you find them a good read and enjoy the pictures.
The Trust is a wonderful tribute to our beautiful boy ♥♥♥. Thank you for supporting the Huw Thatcher Trust.
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15 blue stars as we remember the brightest star of all ♥♥♥
Christmas love and good wishes for every one of Huw’s friends and family members – and everyone who has supported the Huw Thatcher Trust. And here are 15 blue stars as we remember the brightest star of all. The star that burned bright for 15 ½ years and will always shine above us. Read more