After the Waterstones adventure yesterday I rang Help for Heroes to see if I could organise some collecting pots and maybe a banner for the signing morning.
I know there are many forces charities to support, and I will be donating to SSAFA with my next venture – the anthology purely devoted to poems about the challenges and joys and fears facing families of serving forces personnel. After that I will turn my attention to a charity supporting PTSD sufferers.
To get back to the project inn hand, I have pledged to donate at least £2 per copy of Random that is sold to H4H.
I approached H4H first because I know most about them at the moment and I want to organise ‘point of sale’ stuff very quickly – before I lose my nerve.
The volunteer I spoke to was so very pleasant and helpful, I just have to thank him publicly – Simon, it was a treat to talk to you yesterday.
So, my registration number has come through and I can confirm that the money raised from the Camberley store signing will be donated to H4H.
Now – what can I write in the front of any books I sell? That is my next decision to be made – I need it to be relevant, un- naff and original…maybe a quote….?