All stories have been approved for publication by family members mentioned.

Rachael Lord Rachael’s Story by Bruce Lord

I was a confident, happy, outgoing, 48 year old father of three before getting the phone call that every parent dreads on March 2nd 2008. It was the day everything … Continue reading

Scott Rennie Scott’s Story by Stephen Rennie

At 10.10am on Friday 6th March 2009 the world was still a happy place. One minute later our world changed with the phone call that “Scott has collapsed but the … Continue reading

Laura Hillier Laura’s Story by Tony Hillier

I am glad we took so many photographs of Laura, for the numerous memories and reminders they bring back of her personality. Fearless Laura, aged seven, standing with me viewing … Continue reading

Matt’s Story by Tony Beadle

I am 63 and semi-retired. On Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 11am, I looked out of the window to see a young policewoman walking down our drive. I opened the … Continue reading

Tom’s Story by Paul Clabburn

Tom died in his sleep on Friday, October 5, 2007. He was 14. Unusually, he had felt unwell and been diagnosed with a virus the day before. I checked on … Continue reading

Zoe Teale Zoe’s Story by Peter Teale

On Monday September 14th 2009, the last thing I reminded Zoe to do was to text me when she had dropped the dog off at the groomers. Later, my wife … Continue reading

Madeleine’s Story by Hugh Mulcahey

Madeleine died in December 2000 when I was 38. She was 2 and had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for several days. Jane, my wife, had taken her to the … Continue reading

Josh’s Story by Rich Fell

I was 39 years old when I lost my son Josh. He was late so we went looking for him at his friend’s house and learnt he was in an … Continue reading

Ben’s Story by Paul Daniels

It was a happy day. Bright and sunny. Ben was in a bouncy mood and gave us all a big hug before he left for football training. At 49 years … Continue reading

Joe’s Story by Brad Herrington

On 7th April 1997 Joseph, my first son, was born. My pride and joy. A boy with a constant smile, great sense of humour and a caring soul. We were … Continue reading