New Website up and running
Andy Powrie has now set up billcashmore.co.uk – a website to memorialise Bill and his work. Andy has already sourced some great photos and quotes and I will be adding to it in time as well so we can all remember Bill’s humour, his plays, performances and journalism. Please send either Andy or I your own stories that we can add in there too. It will be a way for those of us who loved him to stay in touch with each other, and also a way of staying in touch with Bill’s own words and values, and to learn more about the progression of the Award, and other Bill inspired projects.
Your Woodland Trust charitable donations
The £4,150 we raised at the Memorial for the Woodland Trust has gone to two different woods: £3000 has gone towards sustaining 3 acres of ancient and secondary woodland in Brede High Woods in Sussex , while the remainder has gone towards a new venture for the Trust – helping them to buy their first mountain – on Ben Shieldaig estate in Scotland – in order to create habitats for wildlife to flourish.
The Order of St John
Last year Bill posthumously received the medal of the Order of St. John in recognition of his organ donation. I have now received amazing letters from two of the recipients whose lives have been saved by Bill’s generosity. But I will have to tell you more about them another time as I still can’t think about them without crying. When I can, I hope to be able to respond to their lovely letters and maybe even meet the recipients, if they would be willing.