The Baby Shoes Project: Newsletter Number Four, 7th July, 2016
First of all, my dear subscribers and other interested parties, let me apologise for the late delivery of this newsletter. I shan't bore you with the details: suffice it to say that I have been at less than optimum health during this past month and not firing on all cylinders. However I am now on the mend and back with all my customary enthusiasm.
It was probably the worst month to be out of action. Since the last newsletter, we have received a staggering 33 new contributions making 64 in all and giving us a total of 24,940 words. By my reckoning I'd say we are about half way there! I just don't know how to thank you enough. Word is spreading rapidly but I can't afford to be complacent. It's still vital to keep on spreading the word. You would be doing me the greatest service if you could, every now and again, share the FaceBook page or post a link to the website Every little helps I can assure you. Since the last newsletter FB page likes have gone up from 68 to 79 which is great - but we still need more!
In other news: The Make-A-Wish Foundation is now fully on board with this project and their representative, Lucy Hale has been very helpful indeed. She has sent a letter of authority which is now uploaded to the website - look here - so that if anyone ever asks how you know that this is genuinely a project for charity, please feel free to direct them to the letter so that they can assure themselves that it is official. Lucy has also very kindly sent a copy of the Make-A-Wish logo which is now incorporated into the downloadable poster - look here - and onto the website banner on the home page.
Some of you will know this already - others may not: I currently live in the South of France and we are slap bang in the middle of our annual heat wave which, while I love it to bits, is not exactly conducive to slaving away over a hot laptop. So I have had a minor break from reaching out to new contributors. However I will now start to push again very soon. Meanwhile, if any of you have any ideas about who might be invited to join in - please do make suggestions. All ideas are very welcome. I am thinking, for example, about approaching some schools to ask if they might be interested in a school-wide entry. Do you have any views on whether that might be a good or bad idea? Please leave a comment here if you do.
Many thanks for reading and for your continued support. Couldn't do it without you ...