Do you remember Emma who enjoyed a shopping spree which increased her confidence so much? Sadly our girl is now working her way through a bucket list. This is her latest blog. What more can I say but Emma, you’re incredible!
Today, many of us watch moments in life as moving images. When I was a kid, events were recorded in what we now see as faded photos or lost albums in black and white. How things change. We now have immediacy we couldn’t have known before.
“The Secret O’ Life is enjoying the passage of time. Any fool can do it, there ain’t nothing to it.” James Taylor.
There have been several 18th Birthday parties of late. I’ve been delighted to be invited to some of them and witness Henry’s friends passing another milestone.
My name’s Fran and I’m lucky enough to run a small business called Perspective. In early 2015, Harlands Accountants introduced me to a lady called Jane … I was told I’d get on with her very well, and the rest is history!
Usually, as bereaved Mums, we manage to muddle through.
I’m a member of several groups and we agree that some days we tread water, on others we wade through treacle and, on yet others, we just disappear beneath duvets or blankets.
Emily and Samantha at last year’s Durham Big Ride
We’d love to see you at one or more of our events as we fundraise.
I decided that it was time to sort my calendar out and got a rather big surprise as I saw just how many events are planned by other people, as well as those I’m setting up personally
What do you normally do with children at Easter? Chocolate, chicks, lambs, Easter Bonnet and egg competitions and a big Sunday lunch?
We have several new Corporate Partners, who are helping us by either paying a monthly Direct Debit or raising funds as companies.
Harrison Ledsham was one of our lads. We featured him when we first supported him and his family with a trip to London. Sadly he left us at the end of 2015.
This could be another ‘Bah Humbug’ moment. Like Christmas, Mothers’ Day is a tough one without Henry but I seem to be gathering a series of surrogate sons, which helps (I’m also lucky in having Sarah, my lovely step-daughter in my life.)
Ayman was one of our first charity beneficiaries. As you’ll see, he’s an extremely thoughtful and eloquent young man who’s been through more than most people his age. And continues to cope.