Weʼve raised £1,985 to help fund a memorial bench in Cramond, Edinburgh for Evie and Isla to remember their daddy Colin who died in 2012
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 15th February 2017
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FEBRUARY 2012 Colin died suddenly when Evie was 22 months old and Isla only nine weeks. My girls only know their daddy through photos and what friends and family tell them about him. However, he is very much part of their lives through ongoing conversations and they want to have somewhere to go where they can sit and chat about the daddy they never knew in person but who they love to hear all about. They know that daddy's kind colleagues in London have given them a bench in a beautiful London park but we don't get to go there very often. Walking along the pretty coast of Cramond in Edinburgh last week, they asked if they could have a bench for daddy that they could sit on. We had been having a chat about climbing Ben A'an for a charity of their choice because Colin's ashes were scattered at the top of Ben A'an a few months after he died, when the girls were too little to come. I have been waiting for them to be big enough and strong enough to climb 'daddy's special hill' and now that they are five and six I think with a bit of training they can. I had been suggesting they could both choose a charity to raise money from the climb to give them an incentive to climb to the top. But as we walked along Cramond Evie came up with the idea that she would like to raise enough money for a bench for daddy and I can't fault her thinking. What a great idea - they will have a place to go whenever they want to think or talk about the wonderful man who would have been an amazing father.
Talking about this whole project with my widowed friend Lorna Caldwell and she had been thinking the same for her children so now a merry band of two widows and their children will be dragging themselves up Ben A'an at the end of May in the hope that we can raise enough money for our children to have lovely wee seats to think and chat about their dads. Lorna has her own fundraising page and I will post the link to that too.
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Feb 4, 2017
What a lovely idea, love Gillian & Eve Fraser
Jan 30, 2017
Happy memories of Colin - a bench is a great tribute and so lovely for you and the girls to have a special place to spend quiet time thinking of him. With love Lindsey, Michael, Fergus & Anna xx
Samantha Bridgewater (PHB)
Jan 30, 2017
A great idea! My lunch time strolls with Wendy take us past Colin's bench and we always think of him with much fondness. It will be so lovely for you and your girls to have a special place to visit.xx
Caroline Ward (PHB)
Jan 26, 2017
What a wonderful idea Nicola, somewhere special that you and your beautiful girls can visit and remember Colin. I walk past his bench in Lincoln's Inn regularly and always say a quiet hello.
Jan 24, 2017
What a fantastic idea! We will definitely go to Cramond next time we are home and see your bench❤️
Jan 24, 2017
Such a lovely idea. Love to all of you xx
Jan 24, 2017
I look forward to sitting in this chair next time I'm over and getting lots of cuddles with Evie, Isla and my gorgeous wee sister Nicola ❤❤❤
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