In 2016 I lost my 21 yr. old son Powys Llewellyn cook. Nobody can even contemplate how this destroys you, one massive hole was left in my life, and Powys was a great lad, so friendly and adventurous.
I was trying to cope with my devastation, and struggling. Knowing I was a member of BBRF, even though I didn't want to burden anyone with my troubles, i dropped them an email explaining my situation,
The very next day i received a touching, supportive reply asking what help I needed.
Then received a call to actually check on me to see how I was doing.
BBRF, said they can arrange some grief counselling with a professional, at no cost as I qualified with help from being a member.
I had my sessions which was a massive help, but my past life gave me many other issues, so after my grief sessions end I personally went back for other help. It was the foundation that pointed me in the right direction which I'm eternally grateful.
As my life turned around for the better, but still suffering with the loss of Powys, I became stronger and needed to be creative and built a custom bobber in memory of Powys for my own personal therapy, feeling the need to have him with me.
I got to the paintwork stage of the build, and discovered hydro graphics, this is a major turning point for me. I decided to learn this skill, and quickly realized I had a flair for it. I completed the bike now called the fox-Pitt. And it already won best custom in a show I’ve taken on projects for friends and created some stunning artwork on the bikes for them, it is now at a point where I am now setting my hydro graphics as a small business.
Without the initial help from BBRF, things could be very different.
I am personally good friends with some of the foundation and will continue to support all the good work they do, always there to help. An outstanding organisation.