The LIAM STILL FOUNDATION was set up in memory of Liam who sadly suffered fatal injuries, aged 21, after his car crashed near Bawburgh on 19 May 2012.
Liam, nick-named “Stillo”, was a fun-loving and enormously kind lad, and as a 6’4” tall goalkeeper his generous and caring nature made him the epitome of the “gentle giant”. As a tribute to Liam his family set up a charity in his memory, with the objective of supporting initiatives that benefit young people, particularly in participating in sporting activities.
The Liam Still Foundation is run entirely by volunteers and arranges at least two main events a year; “A Day for Liam” is a family-fun event with live music and entertainment, held each year on the Sunday of Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. With another event held on the weekend nearest to the 24th November, which was Liam’s birthday.
Every year a different charity is chosen to be the main beneficiary from the charity’s fund-raising events, with the remaining funds going towards smaller local initiatives.
In 2012, our first year, £2,000 was donated to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where Liam was treated.
In 2013 LSF collected more than £5,500, which was donated to ’Nelson’s Journey’, the Norfolk charity for bereaved children which Liam had planned to support by doing a sponsored sky dive.
For 2014 the chosen charity is “EACH”, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (better known locally as Quiddenham). EACH receives no government funding but offers support and care for local life-threatened children from birth to the age of 19. They offer support for the whole family unit, including short break care and end of life care. In addition to making a substantial donation to EACH, the Liam Still Foundation (LSF) is currently looking for a smaller sports-related initiative that can benefit from funding.
Through the efforts of the Foundation and the many kind donations we receive we can be sure that Liam’s spirit and his memory will live on and hopefully benefit young people for many years to come.