Drew's Gift

Now, let me tell you a story

Drew's Gift

Now, let me tell you a story

Being in hospital with your child is a trying time for the whole family. Keeping young minds entertained becomes one of your main goals. During treatment, Drew loved nothing more than when an unexpected gift would arrive at his bedside.

As one of the aims of our charity, we felt passionately that we wanted to enable other children, affected by Paediatric Chordoma, to receive a gift from Drew. Something that could help pass the time and allow them to drift into a world of fantasy; if only for a moment.

Drew had a love of literature from a very early age. He adored reading stories of great adventures and magical journeys. He was fascinated with pirates and a firm believer in fairies. In his memory, we wanted to develop a story of his very own. Something that other children could share in.

Owen Sheers

We are delighted to announce that award-winning poet, author and playwright, Owen Sheers, has agreed to work with us on this project and create an original children’s story as Drew’s legacy. Owen’s writing includes The Water Diviner’s Tale – an oratorio for children about climate change which premiered in 2007 at The Royal Albert Hall. He is currently developing a short animated film with Michael Morpurgo.

Katherine Sheers

We are also thrilled to have Katherine Sheers, an artist and illustrator, onboard. Originally trained in textiles, Katherine went on to work internationally as a designer before developing her artistic practice in figurative drawing and painting. She will be helping bring Drew’s story to life with her beautiful illustrations.

Owen and Katherine live in The Black Mountains with their two young daughters. 

Owen and Katherine live in The Black Mountains with their two young daughters. 

“What Mel and Jon have achieved with this charity in Drew’s memory and name has been extraordinary and inspirational and we’re honoured that we might be able to contribute in however small a way to such a worthwhile cause.”

Owen & Katherine Sheers

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UPDATES

Drew’s Gift is an ongoing work in progress and we look forward to keeping you updated with it’s developments.