This year Mearfest has grown significantly, we feel we are finally achieving our original goals of spreading awareness about the difficult subject that is still birth and infant loss.
We have received many personal messages of support stating how much our work has helped other parents and family members come to terms with their losses. We are proud to say that Molly’s reach is far and wide, not only on a personal level but also, we have new interests from bands from all continents.
Between us we have reached a point where we are having to commit a huge amount of time and energy to all things Mearfest. There is now huge potential to expand as an organisation, where we would love to hold many other events which incorporate other music and art forms.
One area we both would love to learn more about is bereavement counselling, even though we are both medics who have gone through this ordeal ourselves, there is so much more to learn. We have received many messages from recently bereaved parents, not just in the UK but from everywhere, which is an honour to us both. This is the area where we would like to move forward into, to be able to offer a valuable service to help others, either in person, at one of our events or via the internet, so it does not necessarily have to be a local community project, we wish to be able to speak to anyone anywhere in the world.
Many ideas are surfacing, with so many possible and positive ways forward. Following Mearfest north we are planning to become a social enterprise. This will help us to be able to expand further in all we do, but in a more financially sustainable transparent way. Recently we were approached by a charity organiser and business woman, someone who has walked this path herself after losing her son to stillbirth. We understand that this was Molly’s purpose.
We will be setting ourselves up so all money raised will be accounted for. But this takes a lot of time to muddle through complicated rules and paperwork. We will be getting things underway in the new year where we hope to launch our next Mearfest chapter.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE & KINDNESS
TURNING LOSS INTO LEGACY
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claires passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers. We both hope you enjoy the show.