In July 2018, Ruth was training to be an advocate for teenagers in Merton and Sutton with Jigsaw4U when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. Unfortunately, the treatments were no longer working, and on 9th March 2019, she sadly passed away.
One of Ruth's favourite songs, "Hold On Change is Coming" sums up her relentlessly positive outlook, and Hillcross Primary (where the boys attend), along with Ruth and John's workplace, Crown Lane Studio, Inner Harmony choir, Sutton Dance Academy and some very kind singers have put together a new version of the song. It is stunning. You can't fail to be uplifted by its message and the joy in the voices.
Everyone has donated their skills and time to make this song a reality, so EVERY penny raised will go to Jigsaw4U who are working with many children in this part of London, going through similar situations to my precious boys.
Please share this page with as many people as you can - so we can make a change to desperate situations.
Please donate now. Because we are blown away by the total already raised - here is the link to the song in ALL formats - including VIDEO but PLEASE KEEP DONATING.
If you want to see the Sky News interview with the boys and me - here it is! https://www.facebook.com/johndmerriman/videos/10156402285372831/
John (Ruth's husband, and father to Nathan and Asher) x