The Lost Words Yorkshire

by Amy-Jane Beer in York, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th July 2018 we successfully raised £7,120 with 183 supporters in 35 days

To supply a copy of The Lost Words to every primary school in York & North Yorkshire, Hull & East Yorkshire

by Amy-Jane Beer in York, England, United Kingdom

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Richard Bradford 16th July 2018

Lovely to be able to support this fantastic initiative in Yorkshire. The Lost Words is a truly beautiful book. It will inspire and open doors for children (and grown-ups) for generations to come.

Lynn Southern 16th July 2018

This comes from Stokesley River Leven Group, in memory of Nat Smith our beloved chair. We are right there with you all on The Lost Words campaign, helping children reconnect with nature. Thank you Nat, forever enhancing the River Leven through Stokesley.

Hayes Family 15th July 2018

Amy, Well done for all your immense hard work and dedication to the mission of connecting and engaging Yorkshire's children with and in the spell-binding natural world.

jackie.morris 15th July 2018

Donating my fee from Elementum Magazine for an article about the 26 otters of the alphabet. Thank you to everyone who has pledge money to this project. The Lost Words Exhib is coming to The Moors Gallery in 2019, and I will be there too, so hope to meet many of the books supporters then.

Jo Turner 14th July 2018

The Lost Words is one of those rare books that come along once or twice in a generation... what a fantastic phenomena to see its message being made available far and wide... Congratulations!

JDB Christian 14th July 2018

Having seen for myself the impact of this wonderful book on the children in my own school in Tokyo, I’m more than happy to support this fundraiser in the county where my grandchildren go to school.

Sarah 14th July 2018

I have this book (it’s great for adults too!) and everyone that I’ve shown it to loves the illustrations. I volunteer with a nature group and we’re helping our local primary school (New Earswick) to set up a forest school area - children need nature. I really hope this succeeds :-)


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Raffle entry for Jackie Morris original

Everyone who donates £5 or more will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win an extraordinary prize - an original work in Sumi ink 'A Tumble of otters' by Jackie Morris herself.

£55 or more

Hope in otter, by Jackie Morris

The best of words, HOPE, spelled in otters of the alphabet, stamped and signed by Jackie Morris

£75 or more

Love and Kindness in otter, by Jackie Morris

An apt message for our wonderful contributors. The words LOVE and KINDNESS spelled in otters of the alphabet, stamped and signed by Jackie Morris

£150 or more

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Nature Writing Workshop with Amy-Jane Beer

A full day exploring the Art and Science of Nature Writing at the Yorkshire Arboretum - a venue packed with inspiration. We'll cover as much of the basics as the group requires, then work on describing nature and connecting with readers by examining some fabulous work by masters of the art. There will be time to develop your own work or start something entirely new. And there will be cake.

£200 or more

VIP distribution event invitation

Those donating £200 or over will be invited as VIP guests to one of our distribution events in the autumn, with for the opportunity to hand over a book in person to a recipient school.

£500 or more

Special signed edition

For £500 you can buy books for an amazing 50 schools across our region. In recognition of such generous contributions, we'll invite you to a distribution event and present you with a special copy of The Lost Words, signed by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

£300 or more

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Infinity Otters

A truly special Jackie Morris original - otter infinity symbol in vintage ink and river water! Yours forever and infinitely with a guaranteed warm feeling every time you see it!

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