This is one of the hardest posts to write. Where to start doesn’t come easily.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the sudden death of Whip Up founder, Kathreen Ricketson. Her partner Rob Shugg is still missing at Coral Bay, Western Australia. Their two gorgeous, beloved children, to whom we send our love, are with relatives.
Kathreen and Rob have been involved in a tragic accident while travelling around Australia with their two cherished children. This was their adventure of a lifetime and it has come to an end in the worst imaginable way.
Kathreen is a highly-regarded and well loved pioneer and leader of this worldwide crafting community.
In this online community of ours, we can form bonds with each other through the sharing of our lives, crafty and otherwise. These bonds are real, despite the fact that most of us never meet in real life…
…and when we lose a member of this community, we need to find some solace in each other and what do here.
There is nothing we can do to undo what has been done, nothing we can say that can ever make this better.
We know that some of you, like us, feel the need toÂ doÂ something,Â anything,Â so we are working to towards setting up an education fund for the children’s future. We will let you know as soon as we can make this happen.
In the meantime, hug your children extra tight tonight, kiss your partner good bye, call your family and friends and say I love you.
EDIT: The account for the children has been established, you can find the information here. Please consider making a contribution.