My aim is to raise £3000 for Community Solutions North West to continue providing support to lonely and vulnerable people in the East Lancashire area. Each contributor will receive a FREE "The Life O Pie" downloadable magazine.
Due to COVID 19 it is now even more important for Community Solutions North West to be able to continue offering their support for lonely and vulnerable people in East Lancs. Please see the link below of what they do and what they have achieved in 2020
Who is Lanksy and what's his story?
I'm Lanksy, originally from Accrington, and have since moved overseas.
Over the past few months my elderly parents, who still live in Accrington, had become more isolated from me and my family as we live overseas and hadn't been able to physically see them for 18 months. Skype on their laptop had stopped working so they weren't able to see us virtually either. I could sense they felt they were feeling much more isolated and desperate to see their grandchildren as they hadn't seen them online for over 6 months. With most non-essential shops closed they weren't able to get the computer problem fixed either.
As I'd heard Community Solutions North West help vulnerable and isolated people I contacted them through Liz Pollard, who is an ambassador for the charity, and they fixed the problem immediately. The whole family are now able to get together and chat through Skype.
Just a small act of kindness from Community Solutions (NW) has made a massive difference to our lives and these people are doing actions like this every single day. Amazing !!
So, I was wondering how I could find a way to help them.
I had been working on a short story as a bit of fun, about some characters from East Lancashire (Paddy Ham, Simon Stone and the Clayton Le-murs to mention a few). Sorry but I have a thing about puns!!
As a way to give back I added a few puzzles and some jokes and made it into a magazine in aid of the great work Community Solutions North West have done for my family and me and continue doing during this difficult time.
A downloadable version of "The Life O' Pie" is now available with every donation given to CSNW. You can also donate printed copies to lonely and vulnerable people in East Lancs to brighten up their day so it's a WIN-WIN.
Obviously this is a "pie-lot" project and if it is a success we will raise £3,000 for Community Solutions North West for them to continue doing the fantastic work that they do.
Please see the "tasters" below for "The Life O' Pie". Please donate and get stuck in to your copy or donate a copy to somebody who needs their day brightening up.
Note: No pies were harmed during the making of this publication