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Remembering Amy: 15 June 2015

By |June 9th, 2015|

On 15th June 2011, my daughter Amy was killed unfairly and unnecessarily by two drivers. They’d been drinking, were racing and driving dangerously at 65 & 81mph in a 30mph zone.

Amy was 13yrs old. She was beautiful, funny and loving. She had a smile that could light up a room.

On Monday 15th June, 4 […]

Taunton Deane 2015 Citizenship Award Nomination

By |April 27th, 2015|

Congratulations toThink Amy’s founder Jane Hofmeister on her nomination for a Taunton Deane Citizenship Award 2015 (pictured here receiving her nominees’ certificate from Councillor Dave Durdan, Mayor of Taunton)

Jane was nominated for the award in recognition of her work to set up the Think Amy charity, including promoting its safe driving message and raising £15,000 […]

Many thanks to Think Amy’s Taunton Half Marathon runners

By |April 19th, 2015|

My heartfelt thanks to Marian Shattock (pictured here with her runners’ medal) and Ben Swaine, (Louise Swaine’s Hubby) who both ran in & completed the Taunton Half Marathon on 12 April on behalf of Think Amy.

They have helped raise money for, & awareness of, our Safe Driving Campaign.

An amazing achievement. Huge congratulations to them both.

Many […]

Brandon Haggett runs Ultra Marathon for Think Amy

By |April 19th, 2015|

I’m so delighted that Brandon Haggett will be running in the 34.6 mile Ultra Marathon in Pembrokeshire on 2nd May to help raise money for Think Amy and raise awareness of our safer driving message.

Thank you so much Brandon.

Please show him your support via our ‘Donating and Merchandise’ page.

Any amount large or small wiil […]

Think Amy Magical Christmas Event

By |January 25th, 2015|

My love & thanks to everyone who attended & helped out at our Think Amy Magical Christmas Fayre at the Holiday Inn Taunton on 22 November, held in memory of my Daughter Amy.

Amy loved Christmas. She loved every aspect, the family side, the magical side. The whole sparkle & cozyness of it all.

I was […]

Think Amy registered as a charity

By |January 25th, 2015|

I am delighted that on 3 April 2014 Think Amy was registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (reg.d number 1156530)

The charity’s purposes are:

1. To advance road safety for the public benefit in particular by:

(i) raising public awareness of the consequences of driving dangerously

(ii) encouraging drivers (especially new and […]

Think Amy donates £10,000 to Musgrove Park Hospital Children’s Ward

By |January 25th, 2015|

2013 was a very busy fund-raising year for Think Amy.

Events included:

a fabulous gourmet evening by catering students at The Quantock Restaurant, Somerset College of Arts and Technology
a sponsored skydive by Zelda Lang, Evette Chapman, Jane Hawkinsby and Amy’s brother Ben
a Community Fun Day and Football tournament at Hamilton Park, organised by Taunton neighbourhood policing […]

Think Amy sponsored roundabouts

By |May 1st, 2014|

Thanks to Somerset Road Safety, Taunton Deane Borough Council agreed that the two roundabouts at each end of Blackbrook Way would be Think Amy roundabouts in Amy’s memory.

I hope that this will help to raise awareness of the charity and to remind drivers of the consequences of speeding. There are still too many instances […]

Run for Amy Family Fun Day – Update

By |April 28th, 2014|

Thank you to everybody who turned out, despite the rain, for Sunday’s Run for Amy.

It was so lovely to see you all there.

We took £1,000 on the day with run and sponsorship money still to come.

A big thank you once again to my lovely Marcus Trescothick for coming and supporting the day and allowing […]

Think Amy at Somerfest

By |July 31st, 2012|

On Saturday 15 June 2013 (the 2nd anniversary of Amy’s death) Taunton Town Centre are holding a Somerfest event.

‘Somerfest’ is an all day event taking place within Taunton Town Centre, including Castle Green, Goodlands Gardens, North Street and Somerset Square. There will be a procession through Taunton celebrating the Town, creativity, and the potentials […]