Losing Papa - Finding Hope

by Belinda Anderson in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Losing Papa - Finding Hope


£2,000 stretch target 1 day left
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This project will only be funded if at least £960 is pledged by 19th October 2021 at 3:05pm

To raise funds to illustrate and publish 'Losing Papa - Finding Hope', a resource to support children and young people bereft by cancer.

by Belinda Anderson in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra money will go towards the cost of getting the book to the publishing/printing stage. This would include purchasing an ISBN. Any excess thereafter, like the proceeds from sales of the book, will go straight to Cancer Research UK. 

Hi there, 

My name is Belinda. I am a born and bred Shetland lass, currently residing in Edinburgh, having completed my MSc Art Psychotherapy at Queen Margaret University earlier this year.

I have recently written a children's book which explores grief relating to a cancer-related bereavement. Proceeds from sales of the book once published, will go to Cancer Research UK. 

Prior to becoming an Art Psychotherapist, I was a primary teacher for almost ten years. I taught many pupils over the years who sadly lost loved ones due to cancer, and always felt there was a real lack of resources which could be used to support these young people in managing their grief. I lost my own Dad to cancer at the age of 11, so like too many other people out there, I know what it is like to lose a parent to cancer at such a young age.

The idea for the book 'Losing Papa - Finding Hope' has been floating around in my head for some time now. And after qualifying with my MSc in Art Therapy, it came to fruition.

The book is inspired by my own journey of grief, which I foresee being used by supportive adults to help open up a dialogue with young people who have been bereft due to cancer. It is my vision for the book to reach each and every young person out there who might benefit from it in some way. 

The very talented Samuel Batley has kindly agreed to illustrate ‘Losing Papa – Finding Hope’, at a cost of £960. Any funds you donate will go to Sam to create the illustrations and to ensure the book is published. I am currently receiving quotes from a number of publishing companies. So far I have been led to believe the cost of getting the book to the printing stage will also be somewhere around the £1000 mark. 

Thank you for taking the time to read about my project. I hope that you can see the benefit of the book coming to life and support it to become a reality in any small way you can.  

Very best wishes,

Belinda -x-


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