Life is just (for the Submariner Memorial Appeal)

by Andy Benford in Faringdon, England, United Kingdom

Life is just (for the Submariner Memorial Appeal)


raised in 270 days

+ est. £306.25 Gift Aid



Supporting the Submariner Memorial Appeal in raising £300,000+ to erect a fitting national memorial at the National Arboretum Memorial.

A free fundraising novella PDF about submarine life in the 70s ... read on:

As a proud submariner it's important to me that the crews of Royal Navy submarines lost in war and in peacetime are never forgotten and that there is a fitting memorial for them at the National Arboretum Memorial where visitors can reflect and remember such bravery and sacrifice.  When I heard about the Submariner Memorial Appeal I wondered what I could do to help to encourage donations: I decided to try to play to my strengths - I am not a runner!  

The novella “Life is just …” is the result: a sometimes whimsical story of life, submarines, and life in submarines - but mainly just memories.  

The free novella PDF is available via the link below which will take you to the Submariner Memorial Appeal website - just scroll down the page and click on the novella's front page to read it: 

   Click HERE to read "LIFE IS JUST ..."  

I wrote this novella to offer some entertainment and a glimpse at life onboard a Royal Navy diesel submarine, HMS GRAMPUS, in the 1970s - and, of course, to encourage as many donations as possible. 

Written with a lay-readership in mind, former shipmates (who have nothing to fear) and my peers who decide to read it, will hopefully find that it sparks some distant and fond memories.  There is a link to this Crowdfunding page embedded in the novella's Appendix.  That link will bring you back here should you decided to donate - I hope you will.

You may already have read “Life is just …” having received a copy by another route.  If you have, I hope you enjoyed it and that you are now contemplating making a donation to the Submariner Memorial Appeal having been inspired to do so by my ‘magnum opus’ - that’s the plan! 

Thank you.

Andy Benford

Then and now.  Life is just ...


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