Thoughtfully designed, the hardback journals give families a chance to share their life stories and make a brilliant gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas or a lovely memory journal for anyone facing a life-limiting illness.
Four journals are now available to buy via the Winston’s Wish online shop; Dear Dad and Dear Mum feature around 60 questions which prompt parents to share their special thoughts and memories. Dad and Me and Mum and Me are fun interactive journals which inspire families to get together and record their thoughts and feelings through drawing, doodling and writing.
From You to Me was founded in 2007 by managing director Neil Coxon. While caring for his terminally ill father, Neil realised much had been left unsaid and undiscovered about his father’s life. He struck on the idea of creating a lasting memento which would enable families to cherish precious memories.
Neil believes From You to Me journals are helping to revive the lost skills of letter-writing and scrap-booking, encouraging the next generation to put pen to paper and create something special.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Winston’s wish to support their amazing work. Our journals are all designed to inspire you to capture, share, celebrate and preserve personal memories and stories on every stage of life’s journey. Being able to share the things that really matter, look back and reflect on the happy times becomes even more poignant at times of loss. We often hear our customers say ‘I wish I had given one to my Grandmother before it was too late …’ and it was in this context we wanted to make our journals readily available for the friends of Winston’s Wish as well as supporting their charity financially. It is, for us, a perfect match”.
Cyndi Taylor, Training and Publications Fundraiser at Winston’s Wish, added:
“We’re really excited about working with From You to Me and delighted to have a variety of journals for sale in our online shop. They’re a great way for parents and children to have fun learning more about each other. For families facing life-limiting illness, these journals can preserve memories for years to come”.
Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope. Each year, Winston’s Wish supports over 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services.