After a very challenging couple of years since 2020, where we managed to raise £6,300 for SANDS without holding a single live event. In total over the years we have raised a staggering £50k for all kinds of charities, for which we could not be prouder.
2022 we made changes to Mearfest, holding our last event in the name of our stillborn daughter Molly Mear on the 1st May 2022, at Trillian's in Newcastle. Over these past six years, we have donated every penny we have raised to our various charities, including ploughing all of our time and a lot of our own money into whatever we do, without ever claiming any of it back, (money raised is listed on our main website page.)
This has been very rewarding on many levels, how can something so devastating as giving birth to a sleeping baby help bring so many people from all over the world together and be so empowering for all connected?
We have annual ongoing running costs and as we both continue to support parents who have lost babies during our spare time, for which we do not take a wage.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank you all.
Mearfest is evolving this is not the end, but a possible new beginning.
Turning loss into legacy.
Claire and Brian Mear.