Arthur's Angels spreading kindness to keep 6-year-old's memory alive - The Solihull Observer

Arthur's Angels spreading kindness to keep 6-year-old's memory alive

Solihull Editorial 16th Feb, 2022   0

A CHARITABLE Trust set up to keep Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ memory alive has been handing out donations.

Arthur’s Angels Charitable Trust has been spreading kindness in the six-year-old’s name across Solihull, Birmingham and beyond thanks to the generous donors.

The Trust was the idea of Arthur’s cousin, Bernie Dixon, who saw the waves of flowers and teddies left for Arthur at his home in Cranmore Road in Shirley.

Bernie said: “I thought, let’s do something more meaningful in his memory and hopefully help everyone that has been upset by the tragic circumstances, and keep his name active to try and prevent this happening again.

“Arthur should be remembered with love and light, just what he shared with those who met him.”

And since then she and a team of five others, including Samantha Chapman who lives in Shirley, have been raising funds to help other vulnerable children.

So far Arthur’s Angels has raised more than £2,500 and there are hopes this can be doubled so the Trust can tick off one more thing to become a registered charity.

Funds have been raised through raffles on the group’s Facebook page and people’s donations straight to the Arthur’s Angels Go Fund Me page.

Samantha said so far they have handed over £500 to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital ward which cared for Arthur in his final hours following the fatal blow delivered by his stepmum Emma Tustin.

She added that she has used some funds to make food parcels to give to Lyndon School for children on free school meals to have over half term and the Trust has donated £150 to Solihull’s social services so a family in need could get a bed.

The Trust has also given funds to a hospice in Wigan and donated white boards for children to use in children’s homes in Birmingham.

Samantha also worked with Solihull Council to have six trees planted on the green near Cranmore Road in Arthur’s memory.

Since then, with the help of local companies, she has been given permission to put a memorial bench there to remember Arthur.

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