FELIX BYAM SHAW
21 April 2000 – 19 July 2014
Felix was born in London in 2000, thought of by his parents, Jane and Justin, as a miracle baby, coming along when they had all but given up hope of a sibling for Dan, the brother Felix adored. He moved to North Oxford at the age of two, where he thrived in a large community of close friends and excelled in team sports – cricket, football and rugby.
Felix contracted meningococcal septicaemia caused by Men W ST11, a rare and virulent strain. He died suddenly in France in July 2014 aged just 14 while on holiday with friends.
Felix’s family have set up The Felix Byam Shaw Foundation to help others so that the kindness and compassion that defined the character of this wonderful boy will live on.
About Felix Byam Shaw
Felix was a cricketer, a footballer, a Liverpool supporter and an animal-lover. He was adored by his large family and loved by an enormous group of friends and team-mates. He had a happy and busy life, packed with fun, friends and sport. He had the kindest heart and was full of compassion and empathy for others. We are sure Felix would have done great things in life.
The Felix Byam Shaw Foundation
Felix hated the thought of deprivation and poverty. His family believes that he would have found ways to use his energy and skills to help others. In his memory, we have established The Felix Byam Shaw Foundation, to create and support social projects which reflect Felix’s interests and values.
The felix project on BBC1
The Felix Project was at the centre of a major BBC1 documentary 5 part series, The Big Food Rescue, running from 28 November to 2 December 2016. Watch it on iplayer.
Read the Foundation's latest newsletter here
The Felix Project at the Centre of Evening Standard Food for London Campaign
In September 2016, The Evening Standard launched a campaign to combat food waste and food poverty in London. The launch edition featured Justin, Felix's father on the front page and ran an interview with Felix's mother, Jane.