In memory of Anna Lightfoot

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Anna's birthday

I gave birth to Anna quite easily around lunchtime in 1970. What a treat she was and we still sorely
miss her. She loved playing with balls from a young age and all her life in various sports.
Much love darling.


Friday, August 24, 2018

20th Anniversary of Anna's Death

In memory of our beloved daughter who was killed aged 27 on 24th August, 1998 when helping to build a school in Belize. Here is the last picture of her by the river in San Pablo, taken by Andrea Wright who was working with her at the time.

Here is one of our other favourite pictures of her when she was working for the National Trust in Hereford and Worcester, which she greatly enjoyed when she was a student at Aberystwyth.

You can find out more about her work in Belize on this blog.
We always give a sum of money to Bat Conservation Trust and World Reader, in memory of her.

Monday, December 5, 2016

6 December is Anna's birthday, but sadly she is no longer with us. As a memorial to her memory we planted this copper beech back in 1998 close to the library in Fowey where we lived, because as a countryside warden she loved working with trees. This first picture shows how small it was when we planted it, with the support of many of her friends who often put flowers there as a tribute to their memory of her.

Now it has grown wonderfully. This is how it looks now in 2016.

Here is the plaque.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

In Memory of our lovely daughter

It is now 18 years since Anna was killed, but she lives forever in our hearts as well as those of her many friends. RIP darling.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Anniversary of her death

This week marks seventeen years since the week she went missing and was found dead. One of the perpetrators of the crime is still on the run from jail, but we prefer not to think about that, and remember Anna for the life she lived, rather than the manner of her death.

Here's a picture of her as a young child. She was always full of fun, kindness and affection.

We also regularly contribute to charities in her memory, including Bat Conservation Trust. She was passionate about these odd little creatures, and studied and wrote a thesis on them while at college. Later, when working as a countryside warden she would take people out on bat walks, with special equipment to hear their 'voices'. Whenever we see one we think of Anna.

The Bat Conservation Trust supplied material to many schools in Anna's name at the time of her death, and work hard to train volunteers, share expertise and build the knowledge of how to help bats.

Here are some fun facts about bats


Saturday, December 20, 2014

World Reader - Christmas 2014

Books unlock new opportunities for education. Education unlocks the potential for a better future.

According to Veronica: “Reading is important to me in life because I would like to become a teacher.”

With her e-reader, Veronica has access to 100 books, from her school textbooks to storybooks. Further, her parents and her community can read thousands more books on their cell phones with Worldreader Mobile.

We always welcome your thoughts and questions about Worldreader. There are many more great stories we would like to share. Once more, thank you for believing the power of literacy to change the world.

Sincerely, Brian Gougherty
Senior Development Manager