Tim and Fiona talk about the foundation
How do you fit the
whirlwind into a bottle?
He was funny,
he was really bright,
he was really chatty.
He was really interesting.
He was really good company,
he was kind, he was compassionate.
He’d get really troubled by things
that bothered him in the news,
if there was an injustice or if somebody
had been hurt.
Dan died on the 20 January 2014
having taken ecstasy, and we realised
we just felt we wanted
to warn every one really.
And soon through friends suggesting
that we kind of formalise that in a way
and set up a charity, and because
I am an education person that
was my first thought.
If we give young people the
information that they need to make
informed choices and the life skills
and confidence that they need
to navigate those choices that come
to them then that’s the best place to start.
All that’s good and true and right.
But it’s all very much
to do with the head.
But the question was
why did we decide to set this up
and I think there’s a heart reason
as well. And that is, this is how
we find it best to grieve
for our dead son.
When you suffer a loss like this
it kind of blows a hole inside
you that nothing can fill
and nothing can mend.