February Update: Awards Nomination; Fundraising Efforts and Supporting Amy

Hello all and thank you for taking the time to visit Team Stevie Stones. On the back of the fantastic news regarding our official registration in December, events have continued at a pace. We have applied for a community account with Co-Op Bank and await their details to allow us to plug in to a number of funding streams. These will be vital to expanding the scope of our work which will not just support parents currently needing our services but retrospectively address the issue of long unmarked burial plots. We believe passionately that no matter the length of time between laying a cherished child to rest and the present day, it is important to get support to provide a memorial or marker where one is required.

Fundraising continues at a pace. Our dear friends at 74 Military Intelligence Company have decided to use the forthcoming Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money for this charity. Their efforts are on view HERE on the crowdfunding page they have established. Our Co-Founder and chairperson Naomi Graham has also set chocks away to completing a Wing Walk where up to 20 volunteers will be participating in a full day event in June – more details to follow on how you can support, participate or attend. Finally, I (Barri) have decided to participate in the Great North Run in September of this year to raise funds for both our charity and a second worthy cause – more details to follow on how you can support.

We are also absolutely thrilled to be nominated and shortlisted for the Midlands Service Excellence Awards for Charity or Community Contributor of the Year. Stevie Stones was not founded to collect badges or accolades, but we hope the exposure we receive from this shortlisting will lead to more people using our services. We will let you know how we do against equally worthy co-nominees following the awards evening on 16 March 2023.

I would just like to remind our supporters that all money donated goes direct to service users; we currently do not use donations to fund the administration behind the cause you read about on these pages. 100% of all funds we raise will go to where it is needed the most.

Finally, we can report the delivery of more headstones and memorials to people who have asked for help. One such response was to a very special young lady, Amy. Amy was born in 2010 though very sadly left us before her 7th birthday in 2017. You can read about her story HERE: we hope that the memorial we have helped support can bring just one small measure of peace to those who remain to remember her.

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