16th January 2007 - 22nd June 2010
Bethany-Shannon Preston was a normal, apparently healthy 3 year old girl when, on the 22nd June 2010, she died suddenly overnight after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest. There is absolutely no indication on what the actual cause of death was but since then we have put our focus into fundraising to try and prevent other families from going through what we have to on a day to day basis in a world that doesn't understand this level of grief that no-one CAN understand unless they themselves are living the same life.
So in March 2011, We founded Bethany's Legacy to help support charities in their aims to prevent unnecessary cardiac deaths and also to raise funds for respite care for parents who have recently lost children.
In June 2017, Bethany's Legacy has become a registered Community Interest Group (CIC) with Companies House and can now start raising funds to help families who have recently found themselves in such horrendous termoil following the loss of a child.
Bethany's Legacy Founders
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The Co-Founders - Colleen & Simon Preston
On the 22nd June 2010, at 6.30am, Simon and Colleen experienced the most Earth-shattering moment that any parent would fear the most - finding their child dead.
Simon found Bethany unconscious in her bed, and despite his efforts in using CPR - Bethany continued to be unresponsive. Whilst Simon was performing CPR, Colleen called for a Paramedic who arrived quickly on the scene but unfortunatley, Bethany was too far gone for any medical professional to reach out and bring her back.
In order to preserve her memory, Simon & Colleen founded Bethany's Legacy 6 months later and have together raised over £15,000 for various charities since Bethany's death. In June 2017, Bethany's Legacy became a registered CIC so that Simon & Colleen can better serve newly bereaved parents by organising some respite care to help make that first few years as comfortable as possible.