This week I’m joined by another regular visitor to my blog, Lynda Stacey, this time to talk about a charity close to her heart. Over to Lynda …
My chosen charity would always have to be Bluebell Wood Hospice and I have to say, this is the one charity that I would always give to when I see them out collecting, which they often do in my local supermarket. It also breaks my heart to think that these charities rely on donations.
Bluebell Wood is close to my home in Yorkshire, established in 1998 when they began with looking after one 11 year old boy who wanted to die at home. Since then, they’ve done an amazing job of not only raising money, but also building and providing hospice care (end of life) for children and young adults, all of whose lives are cut short. The care they give is given in both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston, where they try to create magical memories with the children, whether they have years, months, weeks or days to spend together.
Bluebell Wood is also a home from home for families facing the toughest of times, with a really lovely, comfy lounge, beautiful gardens and eight bedrooms for the children to stay in, along with separate rooms where the parents can be close.
This amazing charity needs to raise £13,325 to just keep their doors open, with only around 9% of that coming from the government. Everything else is paid for by donations. So please, if you possibly can… please help charities like this one. https://www.bluebellwood.org/letspledge
Seriously, I’d love to see this charity get more recognition and in 2021 (coronavirus permitting), personally I will make Bluebell Wood my charity of choice. I plan on doing some talks for libraries, for the WI and for other private groups where a donation from each book sold will go to this amazing cause.
About Lynda Stacey
Lynda grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire.
Her own chaotic life story, along with varied career choices helps Lynda to create stories of romantic suspense, with challenging and unpredictable plots, along with (as in all romances) very happy endings.
Lynda joined the Romantic Novelist Association in 2014 under the umbrella of the New Writers Scheme and in 2015, her debut novel House of Secrets won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition.
She lives in a small rural hamlet near Doncaster, with her husband, Haydn, whom she’s been happily married to for almost 30 years.
To keep in touch with Lynda you can use the following social media links:
Facebook: Lynda Stacey Author
Lynda and I planned this blog post to coincide with the publication of the paperback version of her novel Keeper of Secrets. Unfortunately this has been delayed due to production problems caused by the coronavirus lockdown. The good news is that you can still enjoy this novel as an eBook and also as an audio download – see the links below.
About Keeper of Secrets
Deadly Secrets Lie Beneath the Surface
For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists just below their feet, in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House.
When excavation work begins on the site shocking secrets are uncovered and danger is never far away, both above and below ground…
What folks are saying about Keeper of Secrets:
Lynda Stacey is up there with Nora Roberts and Karen Rose when it comes to writing jaw-dropping, nerve-twisting and addictive tales spiced with intrigue, passion and suspense and she is on top form with her latest novel, Keeper of Secrets.
An outstanding tale full of menace, danger and desire, Keeper of Secrets is a book guaranteed to keep you reading long past your bedtime.
Keeper of Secrets’ is a gripping and emotional read that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. I will definitely be reading more of Lynda’s work in the future.
I loved how there was a little bit of everything within the pages of this book to keep you entertained, thrilled and shocked!
Google Books: https://bit.ly/2PfHWDb
Maybe check out some of Lynda‘s other titles:-
Thank you for joining me to talk about a charity close to your heart, Lynda Mx