31 Jul 2020

We feel very fortunate to have wonderful supporters of the new Luke Bitmead Foundation that was announced earlier this year.   Following the change in the name of Luke’s Charity, it has been really encouraging to know that the first Luke Bitmead Literary Award that we presented in October has been enthusiastically received by Southrop School and will now become an annual event.

I was privileged to be invited to the school to meet The Bishop of Gloucestershire, the amazing Bishop Rachel, and to hear her bless the Cabin where children’s emotional needs are explored and attended to.   This is a wonderful facility to have in a school and gives a clear message to children that how they feel matters, an excellent way to build confidence and self-esteem.

Thank you so much for the messages of congratulations, valuing how we are taking Luke’s Charity forward.   Demonstrating how healing it is to have your feelings listened to and understood.

We also very much appreciate the donations we have received, validating how we are remembering Luke and celebrating his life.   We hope you feel very much part of enabling us to be determined to continue to do this work and not be deterred by negative comments.   You help us to remain strong.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a 2018 where the world will become a more peaceful place for us all.