Dear Nicky,

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I work for a television company called Wall to Wall – we make programmes like ‘Who Do you Think you Are?’ and ‘Long Lost Family’ and we’re now working on a new series for BBC One provisionally called ‘The Gift’. I wonder if I could take a moment of your time to tell you about it.

The concept of the series is all about resolution and reconciliation – helping people to make amends for something that they have done which has affected their life in a really profound way. Many people in the UK shoulder some form of regret which they’d like to make amends for. But what happens if that person is unable to do so because the regret relates to someone who they are unable to make contact with? It doesn’t take a lot to lose touch with someone important, and even with the advent of social media some people are still hard to find. I think for many, holding onto an unpaid burden of guilt can be an unwanted anchor to the past, which can keep individuals from being content and happy in the present.

‘The Gift’ will help people who would like to locate an important person from their past to finally say ‘sorry’ where they’ve not had the opportunity before. With a team of professional mediators, psychologists and experts in tracing people, we aim to put these people in touch, help them find a gesture or gift that represents their feelings, and support them through a meeting.

We are currently looking for people who might need our help to say ‘sorry’. I know that a prominent part of healing is all about forgiveness and I wondered whether you, or anyone at The West Country Natural Healing Fellowship might know of anyone who might wish to be reconnected with someone from their past? I would be incredibly grateful if you were able to forward some information out to anyone who you think might be interested in the concept of the programme, or who might have someone from their past who they’ve wanted to get in touch with to see whether this might be something they’d like to explore with us.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any thoughts or need any more information from me. I can be contacted on 020 3301 7871 or via email at ruby.coote@walltowall.co.uk.

Thank you very much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,
Ruby

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