Helping the Homeless

I’m delighted to say that as of yesterday, all my royalties for sales of Where Angels Tread, my novelette about a young homeless girl, will be donated to Barnabus – a charity for the homeless, based in Manchester, UK.

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I feel very honoured that Barnabus have given me permission to use their logo.

NEW Barnabus Master logoBarnabus is a Christian homeless charity based in Manchester. They started with just one man walking the streets, giving out food and drink to the homeless and now offer a lifeline to 600 visiting homeless and vulnerable people each week, many of whom have severe addictions or mental health issues. Barnabus support their physical, emotional and spiritual needs and do all they can to help them get back into mainstream society. They have received the ‘unsung heroes’ Queens award for Voluntary Service, but do not receive any government funding, relying entirely on donations.

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Where Angels Tread was inspired by a visit I paid to the UK city of Bath a few years ago. I was out walking with my husband when I saw a young homeless girl. At that point, something strange happened to me. I started to tremble and felt almost as though God himself was nudging me to go and pray with her. She had so little, and although I have major health issues and am not wealthy, next to her, I was rich. I wondered what had happened to her that caused her to be in this unhappy situation. Through the years, she has remained in my heart.

Jeannie was not her name, and this is not her story, but it was that incident which sparked off this book so many years later. And now, I have the opportunity to help others in this situation. Please help me to help them.

Buying copies of either the eBook, paperback or audio book means every penny of my royalties goes to this wonderful organisation, so buy a copy for yourself, buy one for all your friends, and read it knowing you’ve done something to help.

Buy Where Angels Tread

And find out more about helping the homeless here: Barnabus

Please note, this does not apply to the sale of second-hand books from any outlet, only authorised suppliers. If in doubt, contact me.

 

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About Loretta Livingstone

I write, and I want to tell people about my books. That's why I started this blog. It's all very new, so I will probably make mistakes, but - here I am! Blogging!
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13 Responses to Helping the Homeless

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    A generous action from Loretta

  2. tidalscribe says:

    I have downloaded, hopd you sell plenty.

  3. Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
    This is an excellent cause. The money goes to a charity for the homeless which avoids the risk (present when giving money directly to homeless people) that they will spend it on drugs or drink. Much better to buy the book than give money to individuals. However buying food (or a hot drink) for someone who is homeless does not risk the misuse of the giver’s donation. I entirely support those who come across homeless people buying food or a hot drink. Having said that I have, on occasions broken my rule. I remember it being a bitterly cold evening and a homeless gentleman sitting outside my local Sainsburys. My natural instinct was to reach into my pocket, whether this was the correct cause of action is a up for debate.

    • Thanks so much for reblogging, drewdog, I really appreciate it.
      I know that in the past, the money I have given to beggars has been used to buy them a place in the night shelters. Sometimes, the most important thing is just to show you care. Other times, I’ve given notes pointing the way to a local charity soup kitchen. One thing I have learned is that homeless people just want to be treated as though they are not pariahs. So sometimes, I do give money, rightly or wrongly, since I am disabled and can’t always walk as far as a food or drink outlet, but I’ll never give money to anyone who is clearly the worse for drink or drugs.

  4. Such a wonderful way to share the love, Loretta! 🙂 Blessings, love and prayers for all.

  5. The Owl Lady says:

    How wonderful, Loretta! God bless you!!!!
    Hugz on owl wings! @v@ ❤

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