Breaking the Silence
Dibs Hulme, Patron, Frontman, Multi Talented Musician Space Lord, Master of the Universe, Slimmer of the year, Friend
And did those shirts in ancient times
Walk into pubs on village greens
And was the hand of Molly Mear
In snugs and bars so often seen?
Bring me my Pint of Burning Gold
Slake my thirst to my desire
Bring me some crisps, packets unfold
Tasty Thai chilli flavours of fire
We shall not cease from mental fight
Nor shall our drinks slip from our hand
Till we see Mollys hand so proud
In every pub across the land.
Thank you Valerie Rowe and Bryan Rowe
Molly in the King Alfred Arms Tintagel Cornwall
We need to see Molly in your local please
We will post her up every day in a different hostelry
Mearfest.org Something Amazing.
Apart from the tiny ink impressions of Mollys hands and feet this is all we have of our full term daughter.
She sits on our window at home.
We have no gravestone or marker, no memorial plaque or brass plate
No tree or statue, no wooden bench or cross.
What we do have though is her legacy shared through music and poetry, art and imagery
Molly lives in so many ways
Take a look at what we do in her name
Take a look at what the Heavy Metal community do in her name in over 40 countries around the World.
Molly was born just 2 days before her full term due date.
She was born without a voice. Silent.
Now Seven Years on she has a voice of thousands.
TODAY SEVEN YEAR AGO, WE CREMATED HER.
I've spent 5 months of this year back on the ambulances.
Its been bloody awful if truth be known.
I thought earlier this year that Covid might have bought Mearfest to an end.
Far from it, Molly has been busy. We have gained over 800 new followers.
She's been immortalised in the Taunton Scrubbers tapestry (They have made brightly coloured scrubs for the NHS) that will be placed in various museums in the West Country.
She's been sang about, wrote about, drawn and painted. She has appeared on stage on the Isle of Man Worn all over the UK, Mainland Europe, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Japan.
We have had colouring competitions during the height of the Pandemic
She finally landed in South Africa and attended Parliament.
She's been talked about on radio and in the National Press.
She's helped us win a housing dispute along with Acorn the tenants Union.
She was on duty not only in the ambulance service but with the fire Brigade, police, St John's, with community responders. She accompanied people delivering the mail, electricians, builders, key workers in all areas of the NHS, Care homes, GP surgery's, In Retail, Supermarkets and with volunteers delivering food, care and welfare checks on the weak, sick, elderly and vulnerable
She's been with our Chaplain Revd Carl Flynn Edwards as he has continued his valuable work amongst his parish and further afield.
Bands have sent in items such as CDs, T shirts and memorabilia and Merch from all over the World to make our online Raffle a success
She has appeared on labels and flyers and sent in parcels all over the UK to NHS hospitals for Cradle the Charity to help Women who have lost a Preterm baby or have had an ectopic pregnancy.
You our Mearfest family have been amazing sending us so many cards and presents for Amelie's lock down third birthday.
So many of you sent me patches and badges which really cheered me up and helped me face going into work when I was really depressed and to be honest fearful.
We have also appointed Samantha Griffin as our Director of Publicity. She and her Husband Jay Griffin have already proven to be invaluable and have really started to move us forward.
Our shirts have been very successful thanks to Martin Walkyier and his team.
All this has happened and much, much more.
Behind the scenes there has also been a lot going on that isn't seen
We talk and engage with parents that have lost their babies, we talk and tell our own stories
Claire does a lot of photographic work which helps Parents in many ways.
We are aware that this year has been very difficult and distressing for so many of us
We have tragically lost some wonderful people this year
So many people have major worries, financial and health. Many of you have lost loved ones.
Some have lost jobs or sadly homes.
Thank you for everything you have all done for us as a family and for our lost daughter Molly.
Nothing goes unnoticed.
You have kept the faith
My good friend Steven Pasquali with his daughter Jessica.
This was taken in America, Steve lives in New Zealand and we both worked together on the Ambulances in Bracknell.
STEVE & JESSICA
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claire's passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers.