We are proud supporters of The Harvey Hext Trust - A Siblings Wish; a charity set up in memory of Harvey Hext to provide bereaved children with a bespoke unique, individualised and personalised memory box to help preserve memories of a lost sibling.
Harvey Hext was a beautiful, funny, cheeky much loved twin boy who had a zest for life. Both Harvey and his twin brother Spencer were born with Down syndrome. In 2010 Harvey was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer called Neuroblastoma. Harvey was believed to be the only known child in the world to have both Down syndrome and Neuroblastoma. He lived a happy and exciting life with stable cancer for 6 years. Harvey was diagnosed in Oct 2014 with a low grade Sarcoma that was removed in Jan 2015 but sadly returned with an aggressive sarcoma in August of that year. Harvey fell asleep in his parents arms on 29th Nov 2015.
When you lose a child there is very little support for the bereaved sibling. Olivia and Spencer, Harvey's siblings, helped to create a memory box personal to everything that Harvey loved. The Trust was later established to provide other families with their own beautiful memory boxes. They are a very simple but effective way of helping a sibling remember their brother or sister and preserve their memory. They will hold the sibling's precious memory items that can stay with them forever and continue to keep the child's memory alive for future generations. The memory boxes will be designed by the sibling using photos, pictures or drawings that are special to them. The memory boxes will be offered at an appropriate time by a lead professional, sometimes when end of life is near or sometimes after the child has passed.We are trying to raise money for, and raise awareness of, The Harvey Hext Trust by recycling our used coffee cups, planted up with seeds and cuttings from our garden. Our coffee cups are completely compostable so they can be planted directly in to the ground. They will be available for donations wherever we go. Your support is much appreciated.
More information about The Harvey Hext Trust can be found at www.asiblingswish.com or you can follow their work on Twitter and Facebook.
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