Freelance Lighting Director Robert Horne is currently walking the length of the Thames in memory of his son Elliot. Please read his letter to Media Parents below, and sponsor him at
Here is the letter he wrote to Media Parents and some photos from DAY ONE: May 4th when he started his walk in the Cotswolds.
My name is Robert Horne and I am a freelance lighting director. I joined Media Parents on facebook last June as you were recommended and because I had my first child due a couple of weeks later. I thought it would be quite nice as I was about to become a “media parent”.
Sadly, Elliot contracted an infection in the womb and died during the final stages of labour. After his death my wife and I received a lot of help and support from SANDS, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity (Charity Registration No. 299679). They also fund research into the causes of stillbirths.
So to support them and in memory of Elliot I am setting out to walk the entire length of the River Thames (184 miles) over the next twelve days.
I wondered if there might be anywhere on your site that you might be able to give me a mention. I fully understand if this is not something you do, but you can but ask.
My just giving page is : www.justgiving.com/Robert-Horne-Sands
There will also be a blog: http://walkforelliot.wordpress.com
If you can help that would be great. Thanks for your time,
Since this email was published through Media Parents there has been a fantastic response from people connected with Media Parents and beyond – please help to keep him going by sponsoring Robert a bit more, and do look out for him in Broadcast Magazine shortly. More updates as we get them.
Thames Walk Click on the link to see Robert’s Itinerary.