Testimonial: Staff Sergeant Royal Army Pay Corps

“Rebecca’s father Steven, a Serving soldier, died when she was 3. Life went on, eventually to her wedding day. I knew I wanted to include him in Rebecca’s wedding and when I found the Company of Makers, I knew the problem was solved. 

I only had Steven’s mess kit left, I’d kept it for 28 years. Rachel created a beautiful cushion, using the jacket and trousers, incorporating Corps badges and his rank. An amazing piece of art full of sentiment and memories. I cannot thank her enough for completing a long-held wish in just the most perfect way.

Rebecca was given her cushion by my now husband John, during his speech at the wedding reception, as a privileged step-father presenting it to her on behalf of her Dad and also as one Service man honouring another. She was stunned and overwhelmed with emotion. The cushion reduced everyone to tears. Thank you for the wonderful cushion and a perfect way of including Rebecca’s father in the wedding. 

Rebecca’s just had her first child, called Poppy with the big military connection in that little girl’s family and she’ll always be connected to grandad. The cushion will be passed to another generation, and so thoughts, feelings and Steven never forgotten. 

Thank you once again. What you did cannot be put into words.”

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