For Karina

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To transform the sensory garden of Roy Kinnear House, a home for 6 young adults with severe disabilities, where my sister so happily lived.

by Rory Kinnear in Twickenham, England, United Kingdom

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Peter Julien ILVES 16th June 2021

I dearly hope you can make the difference you are hoping to make to transform the lives of those who use Roy Kinnear house and, certainly, in the memory of Karina. I was blessed to know your family many years ago from the Roehampton, Danebury Avenue days and send love to all of you and, of course, to all those who do the invaluable life changing work at Roy Kinnear House Peter X

Laura L Redman 18th May 2021

Hello, I found this, almost , by accident. Watched Skyfall. Wanted to know more about Mr. Kinnear & found the story of his sister's passing & the wish to help improve her housemates enjoyment. As a mother of a mentally challenged & also non verbal, 32 year old daughter, I feel a need to help Karina's friends. Good luck & love from IL , USA. - Amanda & Laura

Wendy Morgan 6th April 2021

Thank you, Rory, for telling us about your wonderful sister. My thoughts are with you and all your family. May Karina’s garden bring many new and happy memories to all who use it. Wendy

Daniel Chester 21st February 2021

As you so aptly said, “[W]hat a lesson, [W]hat an inspiration”. Thank you for sharing the beauty, bravery, energy, and passion for life and laughter that was Karina. The world is a sadder place without her. The home you built to make it possible for Karina to live with others, in happiness, while receiving the best of care, should exist everywhere. If anything good is to come from the worst pandemic seen in 100 years, and more specifically, a virus that is neither the most deadly or contagious, is recognition of our common responsibility to those most in need; first, with determination and purpose to eradicate the novel coronavirus, worldwide, which will take a collective effort, but then, recognition of our universal responsibility to provide more support, more options, and compassion and the best of care for those most in need. The point is even stronger, and more necessitous, coming from a country without universal health care and coverage for all. No one is disposable.

Shirley & Philip Crowther 28th January 2021

We heard the news of Karina on Radio 4 this morning. This is a beautiful memorial to Karina and to all who knew and loved her. We wish you the very best with this project in memory of a very special person and for a wonderful family who gave her so much love and support. Rory, you are an inspiration in these difficult times.

Shirley & Philip Crowther 28th January 2021

We heard the news of Karina on Radio 4 this morning. This is a beautiful memorial to Karina and to all who knew and loved her. We wish you the very best with this project in memory of a very special person and for a wonderful family who gave her so much love and support. Rory, you are an inspiration in these difficult times.

Johanna Hopkins 28th January 2021

Listening to you reading the names of Radio 4 listeners’ loved ones who died of Covid-19, led me to your Guardian article about losing your sister. Good luck with your wonderful project - a lovely memorial to your loved one.

John Tickle 28th January 2021

A lovely memorial for a clearly wonderful person at the heart of a loving family. May all those using the garden enjoy its peaceful and restorative effects, and spare a smile for the lady in who’s name its stands.

Polly Harrison 27th January 2021

Thank you for your talk at SPS yesterday. We think the sensory garden sounds fantastic and we hope your campaign is very successful. Polly and James Harrison

Vivienne Birshan 27th January 2021

I listened to a webinar from Rory Kinnear at a St Paul's Community event where he spoke so movingly about Katrin and the sensory garden. I knew of Rory as he is the same age as my son Michael who like Rory attended Tower House School, St Paul's and Balliol. I did not know of Karina until now and I'm very pleased to donate to such a worthy project. Vivienne Birshan

Genevieve Cooper 26th January 2021

Thank you for telling Karina’s story tonight. It made me reflect and discuss with my son the issues that you raised around how we talk about the victims of Covid.

Jayne Mugglestone 26th January 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss and wanted to donate to help with something that means a lot to you all in memory of Karina who I didn’t know and of Shirley, my aunt, who I loved and who faced similar challenges in her life and brought joy and love to those who knew her.

Rachael Scott-Hunter 20th January 2021

Hello to the Kinnear family. I do hope you see this message. We were friends with Karina and her parents when Karina and our daughter Alexandra attended Cheyne Walk Centre, Chelsea back in 1974. What a wonderful place that was. We are still in contact with two of the members of staff whom I am sure you will also remember! We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved daughter Karina. We remember her well. We remember dear Karina well, you Carmel too and of course Roy, before his very tragic death. Our daughter Alexandra has passed away too, in March 2019, so we know and feel the sadness and deep loss you are left with. We are now founders of a Charity set up in Alexandra's name and memory - Alexandra House of Joy, and I would LOVE to be in contact with you and Rory, to see if Rory would be interested in being involved with our Charity as a possible Patron? Is there any chance you could please contact me? You can email me on [email protected] I do hope we can chat sometime. It would be wonderful. God bless. Rachael & Ian Scott-Hunter

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