The writing group which tolerates my poetry has very kindly agreed to donate any profit from the sales of its first anthology to GOES. This is a lovely thought and very encouraging. Members have worked really hard to compile, edit, seek out publishers and printers. We have a couple of pieces of work accepted and hope that more will follow. The group are extremely supportive and constructive with ideas and comments. My barber has been interested in the charity for a while and has arranged for a publicity display and will offer the profit from a car boot sale. We've nearly completed the documentation for the Charity Commissioners to decide, we hope, to award us charitable status and we can then register for Gift Aid (which will give us an extra 28% of refunded income tax on all donations). The Postal Strike actually gives us a few days of grace to get everything ready to send off! Beautiful day - travelled by scooter to do a few hours voluntary work and call on a couple of friends who also run a charity which supports nursery schools in The Gambia.
I'll try to post a few pictures next time.