September 25th, 2016

Redditch fund-raisers receive surprise gift

Redditch fund-raisers receive surprise gift Redditch fund-raisers receive surprise gift
Updated: 12:43 pm, Aug 12, 2016

TWO Redditch parents who tirelessly fund-raise for the community were surprised last weekend to receive a gift in memory of their son.

On Saturday (July 30) Rob and Maggie Underwood were presented with a t-shirt, covered with notes, messages, quotes and memories about their son, Craig Prentice, who died in 2013.

The shirt been worn by Craig’s friends at his funeral, and his parents hadn’t seen the garment since the 17-year-old’s wake.

Following the presentation of the framed and mounted shirt at a fund-raising event, Rob said: “It was a wonderful and very emotional surprise.

“We were lost for words by the amount of messages on it and these people will be forever in our hearts.

“Craig is missed by so many people and it was an amazing gift.”

Family friends, Wayne Bott and Orii Lambert-Peake decided to present the gift to the couple at the fire-walk event at the Oust House, which many of Craig’s family and friends had come to support.

Maggie said: “We are going to hang it in our living room, in between some drawings of Charlotte and Craig, so we will see it everyday.

“The shirt contains so many memories.”

After losing two of their children- Charlotte Marie in December 2010 and Craig in December 2013 – to rare heart conditions, Rob and Maggie set up the Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation and have been campaigning and raising money to install community access defibrillators in Redditch.

Visit http://www.ccshf.org.uk for more information.

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