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.
Barnabus 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.
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.
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.