Why are we combining The Merlin Charity with the release of our short story ‘White Roses’?
Quite simply, we thought we would try and do something amazing and give something back.
The name Merlin was the first thing that got us interested several years ago, being King Arthur nuts, but when we realised what good work the Merlin Charity was doing, so we started donating on a regular basis. Trying to think of another way we could help, we came up with the idea of publishing a short story and having all the proceeds go to The Merlin Charity, as 99 pence is not much to pay for the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The book is available on Amazon here and the print copy will be there soon.
There are many charities working hard to help those less fortunate all over the world, but The Merlin Charity ( now in conjunction with Children in Need) is in it for the long haul. They recognise the need for long term medical help and stay to help rebuild the health infrastructure in so many countries. And they will stay for as long as it takes.
To Merlin, merely helping countries and individuals to survive is not good enough. They want them to thrive.
To date, they have treated over 6.5 million people, and vaccinated more than 200,000 children. They are helping in 18 countries all over the world and have over 4.500 health workers.
Merlin’s aim is to make a difference, which is why we are donating all the proceeds from every single copy of ‘White Roses’ that is downloaded or sold, to them. This way, we can all be a part of their valuable and important work to help so many more people.
99 pence is not much to pay for the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The book is on Amazon now here and the print copy will be there soon.
Why White Roses?
Anita wrote this short story back in 1997 and it has been languishing in a drawer for years. It did get some interesting feedback from the Ian St. James Award panel at the time, but when we decided to help The Merlin Charity we thought it would be suitable as the story is all about caring for each other.
the Merlin logo
We want this idea to work; after all, what can you get for 99 pence these days? A newspaper, a loaf of bread? Doesn’t go very far does it? But we both think that you get back what you give out, that we can all create miracles and save lives, so we would like to thank you all in advance for your generosity…
Go on, get your copy now, you know you want to!