NHS Legacy Project
I'm hoping to create two amazing and unique stories capturing and preserving the memories of the NHS frontline workers who are sadly no longer with us. This is an opportunity for friends, family and colleagues who may not even have been able to attend their funeral during lockdown to pay their last respects.
I feel their personal stories deserve to be remembered. A wonderful way to continue showing our appreciation long after the Thursday evening clapping has ceased and also raise money for NHS charities together when the books are eventually sold.
- Bring comfort and healing to NHS staff & families during bereavement
- Share memories of loved ones and how they've impacted our lives
- Inspire children to work for the NHS
- Unite the UK population creating a meaningful appropriate memorial
- Printed books will be distributed free to children's hospices
- Remaining books will be sold to raise money for NHS charities together
- Support local business with rewards also donating to NHS charities together
Details of Project
It may take six months to bring this project to life, gathering information, researching, interviewing and then creating the stories and illustrations. We have contacted all the NHS Trusts to tell them about the project and ask if they have any staff that they want to be included in the project.
Why is this important
Memories gradually fade but books can satisfy our curiousity, build our confidence, moulding our identities and impart wisdom. This is why I am dedicating my life to mapping fiction into reality. These stories will encourage children to talk about their loved ones no longer with them and build a strong bond with the remaining parent through reading together.
Gillian is collaborating with local businesses to provide exciting rewards for her backers. All the handmade rainbow themed gifts on offer will be donating some of their proceeds to NHS charities together.
This project is in perfect alignment with the vision I have for my non profit Tailored Yarn CIC. It was set up after winning a business grant in a venture entrepreneur competition last year while I was studying psychology at the University of Chester. I entered the competition thinking I have nothing to lose, never expecting it would be a pivotal moment, altering the course of my life seeing it on an alternative path. I am currently in the national finals of Santander Uni Emerging Entrepreneur Competition. This means that if my crowdfunder page gets the most engagement then it could win a prize of £6k getting us 20% of the way to our target. So even but liking and sharing this page with your friends while leaving a small donation of £1 could help us suceed.
My mission is now to serve your children struggling with grief following the unexpected loss of a parent. My first book Postpixie Missing in Action was inspired by a close friend with muscular dystrophy.
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