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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund a memory garden at our sons school to help children that have lost loved ones

Harlow, Essex, UK
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In December 2017 our family suffered the loss of our daughter Elizabeth just hours after she was born. A week later our son had to return to school while struggling to understand why the baby sister he had been expecting was not with us.

During the first few weeks he received help at school and asked questions in a way only he could. Sometimes we would just sit and think about Libby and talk about whatever he wanted. Now we are looking to help other children who have lost loved ones and need somewhere to sit, think and eventually talk.

We are raising money to build a memory garden within the school so that children who have lost someone or who find life difficult have somewhere calm to think, take time out and work out how to deal with what they are feeling. In the garden there will be a letter box where the children can post letters to those that they have lost.

As part of this I'll be abseiling the Church Langley water tower on 6th May. Any help you can give will make a difference to children struggling with a loss they won't yet understand. This won't be the only thing we do to raise money in memory of Libby if you would like to help us, please just ask.

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  • Simon Rowell3 months ago
    Simon Rowell

    Simon Rowell

    3 months ago

    Last week we got given the post box for the memory garden. This will be where all the children who miss someone will be able to write them a note or letter to help them deal with the grief they are dealing with.

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  • Simon Rowell3 months ago
    Simon Rowell

    Simon Rowell

    3 months ago

    I've finally been able to get to looking at the video from last weekends abseil, thank you to everyone that helped. We are really close to our funding target so if you can help even a little to get us to our target we all thank you. I've made a playlist on Youtube for the videos which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/playlist? list=PL6tJCIFcyV4zR8EDzIV5_MPPUi6V_-Q5Y I'll continue posting updates as we start the build we hope you'll join us on this incredible journey.

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  • Simon Rowell4 months ago
    Simon Rowell

    Simon Rowell

    4 months ago

    And I'm down! It was a great experience and while I might be finished, the fund-raising isn't. If you're able to donate please help us break our funding target. I'll be adding videos to just giving over the next couple of days so you'll be able to see before, during and after. I may have done the abseil, but without everyone else we wouldn't have achieve what we have so far. This will just be the first step on an amazing journey. Thank you to everyone who has already helped, those that continue to help and everyone who will help in the future

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Page last updated on: 5/16/2018 8:24 PM

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109

  • robert jenkins

    robert jenkins

    May 16, 2018

    £20.00

  • Ash Zaman

    Ash Zaman

    May 16, 2018

    £20.00

  • guy butterworth

    guy butterworth

    May 16, 2018

    hope the youngsters find peace in the garden too .

    £20.00

  • Dave Newman

    Dave Newman

    May 15, 2018

    The memory garden is such a lovely idea, well done mate.

    £20.00

  • Carl Jessop

    Carl Jessop

    May 15, 2018

    Brilliant stuff Simon. Well done.

    £20.00

  • Stephen Cook

    Stephen Cook

    May 15, 2018

    Belated but good luck xxx

  • Chris Fryer

    Chris Fryer

    May 15, 2018

    Well done Simon, great work!

    £15.00

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Harlow, Essex, UK

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