A message to Charlotte from Mum and Dad
In a baby castle, just beyond our eyes,
Our baby plays with angel toys,
that money cannot buy.
Who are we, to wish that you
had known this world of strife?
Now, play on, our Baby.
You have eternal life.
At night, when all is silent
and sleep forsakes our eyes
We’ll hear your tiny footsteps
come running to our side.
Your little hands caress us,
so tenderly and sweet
We’ll breathe a prayer and close our eyes
And embrace you in our sleep.
Feelings we will treasure,
Sometimes they’ll make us sad,
Because, our little baby
We are still your Mum and Dad.
Charlotte Harrison was born and passed away on the same day.
Her time on Earth was short, not long enough for her parents Lee and Nicki, or her family and friends to get to know her as much as they had hoped.
Nevertheless their love for Charlotte remains as strong and as enduring as it would have been had she lived.
Lee and Nicki chose to honour the memory of their daughter with a Memorial Fund that will help support life on Earth into the future. They share a passion for wildlife and the conservation of our planet that they would have wanted to share with their daughter.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is honoured to continue its mission to help protect endangered animals, places and people around the world in Charlotte’s memory.
Where will the money go?
Any donation you may wish to make to the Charlotte Harrison Memorial Fund will help conserve animals that are in the most danger of becoming extinct and landscapes that are threatened with destruction. We always work in partnership with small local groups in the countries with the most need, so you can be sure that your donation will go straight to the heart of the matter.
If you make a donation to the fund you can choose to receive our newsletter and magazine, all of which will keep you informed of the progress we are making to protect the planet’s amazing diversity of life.
FFI will distribute the funds raised by the Charlotte Harrison Memorial Fund amongst our projects on an annual basis. If the amount raised reaches above £10,000 we will involve Charlotte’s immediate family in the decisions on how the funding is distributed.
Thank you for your kindness, your generosity and for thinking of Charlotte.
Lee and Nicki and the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda
In September 2005 Lee and Nicki fulfilled a long-held ambition to travel to Rwanda to see the incredible and very rare mountain gorilla.
Just over 800 mountain gorillas remain in the wild today. Two isolated populations survive, one in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south-west Uganda, and the other on the forested slopes of the Virunga volcanoes, straddling the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
Through the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) FFI is ensuring the survival of these magnificent creatures and their shrinking forest habitat.
Thank you to all the family and friends of Lee and Nicki Harrison who have raised funds in memory of their beloved daughter Charlotte, to save endangered wild species and spaces around the world.
Lee and Nicki are very grateful to you all for honouring Charlotte’s memory in this way. On behalf of all of us at FFI I thank you all very much indeed for your kindness, and we hope that you will want to continue helping to conserve life on Earth in memory of Charlotte.
Since 2006 you have raised £2,875.00 for wildlife through Charlotte’s Fund, thank you for your part in helping to protect life on Earth in memory of Charlotte.
Charlotte’s Fund was established in 2006 and since then it has been officially announced that one quarter of the world’s mammals now face extinction. Nevertheless, in this time Fauna & Flora has put in double the effort to combat such alarming findings, resulting in an increase or stabilisation in the populations of some of the world’s most highly endangered species.
Read more about Fauna & Flora’s work to save the mountain gorilla.