I think every person in Luton, Dunstable and probably further afield can link back to Keech Hospice in one way or another. Do we not all know someone who received fantastic care at a time of great stress and sadness?
I am a work from home mum, and one thing I miss about my previous jobs is getting involved with fundraising, and getting money to fantastic causes. So I spoke to Keech about what I could do.
I happen to sell books from home, and their play specialist has given me a list of some of the types of books that would be really beneficial for children and young people in their care. These include books about hospital trips, dentist visits and x-rays, but also multi-sensory books and fairy tales.
I would like to buy as many of these books as possible and I need your help for that - I won't be taking commission from this, and Usborne Books at Home offer up to 60% back in free books - so those extra pennies and pounds will all be going straight on books.
All this means that if we raise £1000 between us, I can actually get £1800 worth of books to the Hospice! What a difference that could make to the families that access the Hospice.
£2.50 could buy a 'Going to the Hospital' mini book
£4.99 could buy a Fairy Tale Picture book
£9.99 could buy a multi-sensory or noisy book
£99.99 could buy a story book box set
And this is before any free books and commission money is added!