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.
- 9 months ago
Rebecca Freiesleben9 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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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
Oct 15, 2018
Greatly idea for a fund for bursaries. Billy's work for us was always exemplary and I liked him very much.
Sep 24, 2018
A great cause, and much needed.
Sep 4, 2018
A lovely way to remember Billy. well done Bec.
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.
Aug 4, 2018
Aug 1, 2018
With sincere condolences. A really nice idea for remembering your loved one.
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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'.