Roseland-Online Reviewer Heads Novel CHSW Fundraiser

03.06.11: Would you like to see your name in a bestselling novel? Are you looking for an original gift?

Roseland Online reviewer, Sallie Eden, is heading a project to raise funds for the Children’s Hospice South West’s Friends. A unique auction giving you the chance to name a character in one of Amanda Brookfield’s books has just been launched. The popular author – who featured in last month’s Writer’s Talking Pages – will write the winner’s selected name into a forthcoming piece of fiction in return for a contribution to CHSW’s appeal to build a children’s hospice in Cornwall.

Sallie Eden told Roseland Online, “We are so thrilled that Amanda Brookfield has so generously agreed to help our fundraising efforts.  Here’s how it works; the person making the highest bid will get to name a character in one of Amanda‘s forthcoming books.  The money from the winning bid will go directly to Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal, so whether you want to see your own name in print or want to buy it as a gift, why not make a bid?”

Children’s Hospice South West is the only organisation in the region providing specialist hospice care for families with life-limited children. The charity’s homely hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset, and eventually Little Harbour in Cornwall – offer families the rare opportunity for a break in a comforting and fun environment. The specially trained care team support the whole family during the life of the child, throughout bereavement, and beyond – for as long as they need it.

Author, Amanda Brookfield said about the project, “I can’t think of a charity I would rather support.  Fifteen years ago my five year old niece, Lucy, died after complications following an operation on her heart. The shock of that loss is with all my family still. She was the dearest, bravest little girl and not a day goes by when we do not treasure her memory.”

To take part in this special auction, please e-mail your bid and contact details to Sallie Eden at forchsw@yahoo.co.uk before the closing date of Friday 1st July.  Bidding starts at £100.  The highest bidder can choose to have a character named after them, a friend, or a loved one (terms and conditions apply).  For further details please contact Sallie on 07777 678621.

To find out more about Children’s Hospice South West, the progress of the Precious Lives Appeal to build Little Harbour, and the many different ways in which you can help, please visit www.chsw.org.uk or phone 01872 261166.

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