Leaves Of Love: Stories for Ageing & Dying Well

By Lucy Aykroyd

True stories of ageing and dying well gleaned from a life enhancing care giver & end of life Doula

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Oh dear...

This news will come as a blow to those of you who are actively and emotionall engaged in the journey toward the publication of Leaves of Love, stories for ageing and dying well - to whom I owe so much. 

Recently I have been thoroughly over excited  as it was suggested  there might be outside funding available for a project such as mine. With heart racing  and the end in sight, I layed the Creative Scotland Guide to Project Funding  on the table. Scanning it carefully all seemed very positive. Then came  the ' projects we do not support' list. It seems self publishing is  one of them.

Unfortunately, even though Unbound is a very reputable publishing house, what I am attempting  is still considered 'self publishing.'

An unmitigated heartbreak!

It is clear there are no short cuts to raise this last 2K. However, like a salmon swimming upstream to lay her eggs, I am equally commited and will just have to continue jumping the rapids and laying myself bare to the kindness, good will and generosity of you my friends, family and wonderful public. 

Already overwhelmed by the support of strangers - I  continue to be immensely grateful for every penny raised and the extraordinary encouragement of those around me. Thank you everyone. We WILL get there... the shining eggs will be laid and people the world over will benefit from the stories in Leaves of Love. Your help is  precious beyond measure. 

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