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Weʼre raising £1,000 to provide bursaries for architectural carvers and students/workers in the heritage industries, in memory of Mark Lillywhite a.k.a. Billy.

Dorset, UK
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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.

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  • Rebecca Freiesleben3 months ago
    Rebecca Freiesleben

    Rebecca Freiesleben

    3 months 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: 10/15/2018 11:44 AM



  • 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.


  • Jo Kelly

    Jo Kelly

    Jul 30, 2018


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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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