Jo sees Olivia's window

Jo sees Olivia’s window for the first time

Jo visited Recclesia today to see the progress on Olivia’s window. The window is based on a piece of abstract artwork by Olivia showing the lane leading to the churchyard where she now rests. The work on the window is painstaking. Colour is gradually laid onto the glass until it’s perfect. Some elements are hand…

Old window is removed

Work on Olivia’s Window begins

Work is underway on Olivia’s window. A few days ago an engineer from Recclesia removed the clear window pane from the church in Efenechtyd in preparation for the new window. The photo here is an impression of how the window will look once installed.  

Olivia's window

We did it!

The target of £15,000 to create and install Olivia’s window in the church in Efenechtyd has been reached. £9,544 was raised online via the JustGiving website and the rest was through all manner of other fundrasing activities. Mesut and I would like to thank everyone who has donated and helped us reach our target. We…

Donation from Rhos Street School

We are very grateful to Ysgol Rhos Street community who raised £210.18 towards Olivia’s window on their own clothes day. Headteacher, Andrew Davis, said: “We were delighted to pass on the money that the school community raised towards the stained-glass window to be created in memory of Olivia Alkir, Jo’s daughter and ex-Rhos Street pupil,…

Boxing Day swim 2021

Boxing Day swim 2021

What a bunch of the best kind of people braving the cold on Boxing Day at Prestatyn.  Congratulations to our brave swimmers including Mesut in my pink dressing gown. Thank you all so much and £200 raised for Olivia’s Window