Thursday, 19 July 2012

Memorial Fund for Robert

In response to requests for charity donations i have today set up an account for donations :

Royal Bank of Scotland
acc no : 11009127
sort code : 16-25-17
Branch : Mansfield

acc name : G.Fraser/ ILM Robert

You can either pay directly to this account or send a cheque made payable to :
G.Fraser / ILM Robert
Please send your cheque made payable to the above , to the shop address .

As previously stated , Robert believed flowers belong in the ground or in a pot , he regarded cut flowers as being dead flowers .

When the dust settles i intend to do several things for Robert . He has left a legacy of about six journals he was working on during the last four months of his illness. These have been seen by his nurses , doctors , cleaners , cooks and others in his hospital ward including the hospital Chaplain.

They have all commentated on how powerful these things he has left us could be to others .

I have been asked to make sure something is done with these to help and inspire others and this is what i intend to look at in the coming weeks.

Robert attended a place called Maggies Cancer caring centre in the hospital grounds . He took part in healing groups and creative writing . Robert had high praise for the work that is being done here and it really made a huge difference to him .

Maggies is about empowering people to live with , through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help , communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care .Maggies centres are for anyone affected by cancer  . They also welcome and support family and friends .

Please see :

Maggies is a registered charity and your kind donations will go to this wonderful organisation who helped Robert feel like a very special person for a small moment in time when he needed it most.

Please donate whatever you can to the fund i have set up . I will keep you all informed of how it goes and what happens to every penny .

 Robert gave something to all of us , just the memory of his smile , his quick wit and the laughter he left with us all , makes this a very worthwhile cause .Now its time to give a little back .

Thank you everyone .
Love and Smiles.


  1. What a lovely idea for a very worth while cause.

  2. What a lovely thing to do instead of waisting the money on flowers,i am sure rob would prefer others to benefit,hugs michelle and co xxx

  3. What a wonderful legacy he will leave behind - as ever the caring person who I didn't know personally but who left an impression on me from shop visits and once at a show where he made a brooch and gave it to me and I still have it to this day xx I will never forget watching him make it and being soooo chuffed when he gave it to me xx A kind and caring person has passed my way xx Gail xx

  4. Dear Gordon,
    My husband and I have just returned from our holiday.One of the first things I did was to go onto your blog for an update.We are so sad to hear that Robert had passed away.
    We met him several times at your shop and he always had a smile on his face.He will be looking down now and keeping an eye on all the happenings at the shop.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    God Bless.
    Sheila & Richard Howells xx

  5. I have only just found out this morning and apologise for not knowing sooner. My heartfelt deepest condolences to you Gordon. Rob will be greatly missed in the crafting world, he was an unique and colourful character who was born to sparkle who never failed to make me smile. I really do hope you do decide to publish his journals in the future. Much Love

  6. I hope you dont' mind, I wrote a dedication to him on my blog:

  7. So sorry to hear about Robert, you must be devastated, HUGS,

    Carol x