On the 14th October, BBC Radio Norfolk’s Stephen Bumfrey caught up with Tim Williams, our legendary fundraiser who is currently taking 6 months out to trek the whole UK coast, litter picking as he goes, in aid of Grief Encounter.
So far, Tim has raised an incredible £5614 of his £7000 target. In September alone, he walked over 1,000,000 steps to hit his fundraising target for us. This is why: “It was Thursday morning, I woke up and looked at the clock, it was 8.11am. This was strange as we normally left for school by 8am, we had overslept. I jumped out of bed, ran into my parents’ room where my dad was sleeping by himself. I tried shaking him playfully, I laughed as I hit him over the head with a pillow. I felt sheer terror as I noticed he wasn’t breathing. He had died in his sleep. I was 12 years old at the time. Over 20 years on, I still get reminded of that day when I see 8.11am on a clock.”
Here at Grief Encounter, we are very so proud of his tremendous efforts, and love following his journey across the UK.
Follow Tim via his Instagram account
You can also buy Tim a coffee here, to help keep his spirits up