The Benedict Blythe Foundation
The Benedict Blythe Foundation was established in 2021 in memory of 5-year-old Benedict following his tragic sudden death. Benedict was an enthusiastic learner - he loved to ‘play numbers’ and learn about the natural world.
Inspired by his passion for knowledge, exploration and play, The Foundation seeks to support other children to have the same positive relationship with learning regardless of their ability.
Benedict also had a special bond with his younger sister, Etta. He loved playing with her, looking after her, and he was her greatest cheerleader. He was once asked ‘what is your superpower?’, and after thinking about it, he replied, ‘It’s when I can help Etta open the door’. Clearly, his superpower was not his genius but his kind heart and ability to empathise.
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