Welcome to Tyler’s Friends
Tyler’s Friends is a new charity based in the local regions. Here at Tyler’s Friends we offer advice and provide support financial assistance to families who are arranging the funeral of a precious child who grew their angel wings too soon.
Our charity objectives:
- To offer advice and provide support and financial assistance to families who have lost a child, from pregnancy to the age of 18 years.
- To enable the families to have the funeral of their wishes.
- To achieve a better working practice between families, funeral directors and medical professionals.
Our aim is to achieve this by:
- Holding a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to help us raise as much money as possible. This will enable us to assist families who are not in a financial position to pay for the funeral or to have a lasting memorial. Our aim is to help relieve that unexpected cost at such a heartbreaking time.
Tyler Landon Lunn was born sleeping on the 13th June 2009 when he was just over 21 weeks gestation to his parents Heidi and Lee Lunn.
Tyler had a full funeral in Lytchett Minster Parish Church where family and friends came together to say goodbye to future dreams that his parents had started to plan for him. His service was followed by a burial at Poole Cemetery, in the Forget Me Not Garden.
Heidi and Lee were young and not having much money, couldn’t afford a memorial to mark Tyler’s grave so for 5 years despite efforts to find the money, this seemed impossible.
This is where we stepped in as friends and felt compelled to help Tyler’s family.
We rallied family and friends together and held a quiz night with an auction and also completed the Clarendon Walk between Salisbury Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral. This all being done with sponsorship which very quickly raised the money needed to place a lasting memorial on Tyler’s final resting place.
This is how Tyler’s Friends got its name. A fantastic way to keep alive the memory of a little boy gone too soon.
35 Denmark Road, Denmark House,
Poole, Dorset, BH15 2DE,
Telephone: 07948 469192