When Louise Hewett first heard about the Worcestershire Stands Tall fundraising project, it all seemed to make perfect sense. Louise was the first to step forward and sponsor a giraffe not only because she’s a supporter and Patron of St Richard’s Hospice but she also wanted to do this as a tribute to her late parents – Doris and Gregory Meacheam. Louise explained “Mum and Dad lived in Africa for many years and the giraffe reminded me of my Mother’s words when I was a child and felt rather self-conscious of being taller than my peers… she would play me a very old song by Val Doonican called ‘Walk Tall’. My parents instilled the values that guide me, my business and my family … Stand tall, be kind, be strong and give back to the community around you.
L-R Louise with St Richards Hospice and Louise's parents Doris & Gregory Meacheam who inspired her to sign up to the project.