On 28th January 2017 my dear friend Stuart Hudson passed away. We met at school and had a beautiful friendship that lasted 29 years.
From Monday 5th Feb to Friday 9th Feb, I am donating 100% of my book 'All the things you are' sales to the charity @mindcharity . Feb 6th is Stuarts birthday and I am going to honour him by helping raise awareness and support for the charity that I know Stu would wholeheartedly encourage.
At the beginning of last year I had my self published book delivered & ready but found it difficult to celebrate any kind of launch after his passing. I pushed a launch back to March and decided on @thesociallondon Heavenly records music venue/bar in London. Chosen because of Stu’s passion & love for the band St Etienne. Thanks again to all who came and to Carl, Danny & Co. His friends & family are still processing the loss and there are events planned later this year and already a half Marathon has been accomplished by @niklodge to help raise awareness for Mind in memory of Stu. It’s a positive step in desperate times but we all hope that further awareness can prevent people spiralling into life threatening problems through mental health issues. We may not be aware if someone is suffering from a mental health problem or may not feel we can talk about one. I hope this small offering can help in some way to raise awareness. Although Stu never got a copy of the book we did discuss it and I know he shared its sentiment.
EACH ORDER MADE THROUGH THIS SITE, I WILL DONATE THE FULL AMOUNT (MINUS POSTAGE) WITH YOUR NAME AND £26 DONATION. MESSAGES CAN BE ADDED TO THE PURCHASE WHEN BUYING FROM THIS SITE THAT I WILL PUT WITH THE DONATION ON THE MIND PAGE ONCE ORDERS HAVE BEEN MADE. THIS WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL PURCHASERS AFTER FRIDAY 9TH FEB 2018. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN MEMORY OF MY FRIEND.