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    Weʼve raised £1,730 to provide bursaries for architectural carvers and students/workers in the heritage industries, in memory of Mark Lillywhite a.k.a. Billy.

    Dorset, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 8th November 2018

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    Billy took his own life at the beginning of June - a great shock for his family, close friends, work colleagues and neighbours.

    He was a talented, inspiring and experienced stone carver, architectural mason and artist. Colleagues found him patient and kind, generously sharing his knowledge, skills and experience. Any one of us would have helped him more, had we known he was struggling so much.

    In his memory, this fund will provide small bursaries for students and workers in the heritage industries - to meet travel expenses, for research and study, for help with child-care etc.... The fund aims to give a little support in times of hardship, to spread the message that help is available - you only need to ask.



    • Rebecca Freiesleben2 years ago
      Rebecca Freiesleben

      Rebecca Freiesleben

      2 years ago

      Thanks for contributing and for sharing this post, everyone. Btw, I have another £50 from the funeral/sent to me, to add to the fund. Thank you those people. xxx

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    Page last updated on: 10/27/2018 10.55



    • Mark Gallagher

      Mark Gallagher

      Oct 27, 2018

      Rebecca, My thoughts are with you and family. Sorry not to have been in touch before but I have only just heard the sad news. Good luck with the fund. Best wishes, Mark


    • Anonymous


      Oct 15, 2018

      Greatly idea for a fund for bursaries. Billy's work for us was always exemplary and I liked him very much.


    • Emma Simpson

      Emma Simpson

      Sep 24, 2018

      A great cause, and much needed.


    • iain Cotton

      iain Cotton

      Sep 4, 2018

      A lovely way to remember Billy. well done Bec.


    • Lewis Proudfoot

      Lewis Proudfoot

      Aug 14, 2018

      In loving memory Billy, from your apprent-ish Lewis and all at cliveden. We’ll do our best to inspire others and keep your memory alive in all we do.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 4, 2018

    • Miranda Mason

      Miranda Mason

      Aug 1, 2018

      With sincere condolences. A really nice idea for remembering your loved one.


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    Rebecca Freiesleben

    Rebecca Freiesleben

    Dorset, UK

    In 1999, Billy and I began an HND in Architectural Stonework and Conservation at Weymouth College - a completely new direction for both of us. Billy used his skills as artist, sculptor, mason, and carver, and definitely found his niche in the 'heritage industry'.

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