Charity begins at home

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Progress Report

What’s that? A cliché? On Drew’s blog? Surely not!

Well, no, it’s not. It’s a cunning blog title. You know the drill by now. You may recall that Fantastic Books Publishing always gives 10% of their operating profits to charity, that’s for each author and each book. For Elite: Reclamation that was a local dyslexia charity. They’ve had a far whack from me based on the sales of that book, so it’s time to be generous elsewhere.

Some of you may know that I own a small wood. Nature has always had a strong call, and it’s great to be able to take part in some longer term ecology work. As part of this, and in meeting a few other people along the way, I discovered the March Wood Project.

It’s not far from where I live, based in 100 acres of Kent Woodland. They’re a community organisation that provides educational and therapeutic programmes for young people, mostly aged between 11 and 19.

These young people are generally at risk of educational and social exclusion, and many have a range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The March Wood project is all about running programmes to help, typically bush craft, survival skills, team building and environmental awareness, allowing young people to address issues with confidence, self-esteem, peer and family relationships.

By the way, it’s the March Wood project, in March Wood, run by Mark Wood. Confused? I was too, but it’s a genuine coincidence! 😉

So, that’s where my 10% will be going from now on. Whenever you buy one of my books, you can be sure you’re making a difference to a young persons life. Thanks for reading folks.

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