Father

We hugged the thugs who kicked our son to death… then found one a job.

On a balmy day in July last year, three people sat down to share tea and biscuits together in a Surrey community hall. Ray and Violet Donovan, a smart, middle-aged couple, listened to a softly-spoken, suited young man tell them of his dreams and plans for the future. After three hours of laughing together and… [Continue Reading]

Billy’s Wish

Billy Dove was born on the 9 February 1990 and was an extremely handsome, popular, decent and caring young man. Billy valued all the important things in life and had a promising future. He loved his family and friends, along with partying, banter and looking REEM.     He was famous in Hemel for wearing his… [Continue Reading]

You’re never too old to find love

Sitting in the garden as the sun gradually sets, I look over the rim of my wine glass into a pair of cornflower blue eyes – and feel as if I might burst with happiness. As Richard and I chink glasses, we talk about the forthcoming weekend. There’s talk of sailing to the Isle of… [Continue Reading]

Father dies trying to rescue a suicidal teenager

A father died after diving into a freezing river to save a teenager. Sean Griffiths, 40, was hailed a hero for trying to rescue the 18-year-old, who had apparently jumped over railings into the fast-flowing water, in the early hours of the morning. But strong currents dragged both of them under – and Mr Griffiths… [Continue Reading]

Dick and Rick Hoyt

Team Hoyt is an inspirational story of a father, Dick Hoyt, and his son, Rick, who compete together in marathons and triathlons across the country. Team Hoyt strives to help those who are physically disabled become active members of the community. Join us in spreading Team Hoyt’s message, “Yes You Can!” The Early Years Rick… [Continue Reading]