A Memorial Place For All Our Loved Ones

About Us

We as a family originally started the heart of stones as something to remember our Mam/ Nanna, who we sadly lost to Covid. It was a much harder job than we first thought but after 8 long weeks dragging stones down the mountain in freezing cold and wet weather, it was finished.
This grew much larger than we anticipated and after hearing all the stories of others who were in similar situations, we started asking for names of people who have lost their lives during the pandemic to be written on flags within the heart.
Our next goal is to place 2 memory benches overlooking the heart from the generous donations we have received.
We will always remember them, they will never be forgotten.

#namesnotnumbers

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

December 23rd outside The Lion in Treorchy 

Chris Bryant and Buffy will be placing Christmas wreaths on our memorial benches on the Bwlch at 4pm

EVENT TIMES

Outside the Lion
We have Rhondda Radio playing carols from 5pm
Aelwydd cwm Rhondda choir singing from 6pm
Treorchy Male voice choir 6.30pm
Candlelight vigil and minute silence at 7pm
Treorchy choir will be singing again after the vigil.
The Lion have kindly offered that you can place memorial baubles on the day on their Christmas tree, just please don’t leave anything too sentimental and expensive as it’s near a main road
Also they will be giving out candles unless you want to bring your own Be lovely to see as many as possible there.

Opening Of The New #loveforthelost Memory Benches

Sunday 1st August 12pm Bwlch Mountain

CHOIR

Côr Meibion Maesteg a’r Cylch

BRASS BAND

Members of the Treherbet & Merthyr Lewis Band

SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITIES

RHYS WEB – WALES & OSPREYS

SHELLYANN EVANS – THE VOICE

ICECREAM VAN & REFRESHMENTS

#LOVE FOR THE LOST ITEMS

A VARIETY OF CAKES BY WELSHCAKE WONDERS

Contribute To The Gallery

Email us with your photo’s and we’ll add them to the gallery

Yellow Heart Wales Mug

Yellow Heart Wales 11oz Mugs now available.
Along with the yellow heart tshirts we here at Twist Crafts are once again honoured to be making and supplying these wonderful mugs.
We are supporting the fantastic fundraising Bev at Yellow Heart Wales is doing by giving a £1.50 donation from every single mug directly back into the fundraising pot.

 £8.99

#loveforthelost

Virtual WEEKEND June 11th-13th

Join us for this very poignant and special virtual on the weekend of June 11th-13th. As Covid and the pandemic begins to ease we have realised how lucky we have been to come out the other side. Over 120,000 people lost their lives to the pandemic. One remarkable lady Bev Johnson set up the Bwlch Heart of Stones after losing her mam. This incredible monument is on the side of the Bwlch mountain and consists of a heart of yellow stones and flags with the names on hundreds of people who lost their lives. This event is open to anyone who wants to walk or run any distance over the weekend in June. For your entry of £15 you will receive a huge 100mm bespoke medal, a bag of yellow heart chocolates and £2 will go towards funding some memory benches.

Virtual Run/Walk Tshirts

As part of the fundraising Bev along with Infinity Running have organised a fantastic Run/Walk Virtual Event on the weekend of the 11th-13th June 2021. Twist crafts are honored to make and supply the official run/walk t-shirts for the event. To aid with Bev’s fundraising we are donating £2 from every adult t-shirt and £1 from every child’s tshirt directly to the memorial bench fund.

AVAILABLE IN ADULT / CHILDREN SIZES

ADULT TSHIRTS £11.99  / CHILDREN £9.99

Collection of the T-shirts available for local entrants free of charge from Porth RCT or (£1.99 P&P).
We will be closing the book for orders on June 1st at 3pm to allow us enough time to order, make and get your tshirts out to you prior to the event so when you are out running/walking on June11-13th you’ll be able to display the cause your supporting loud and proud!

Donate To The Cause

Click the link below to follow our GOFUNDME  and help us achieve our goals.

SITUATED JUST UNDER THE BWLCH MOUNTAIN CAR PARK IN THE RHONDDA VALLEY