April 2018 News

Well, this month has been incredibly busy for HNT. Firstly, a huge thank you again to Chapter House Books, Sherborne for holding an Easter Raffle. Over £120 was made…and there are plans afoot to do more fundraising for HNT with their help during the summer.
Acreman St Antiques, Sherborne held their April Auction and were kind enough to have a Charity Slot, auctioning off 5 items with all monies going to HNT. Over £160 was collected plus people attending the event were more than interested in what I do and why. Good connections were made and I look forwards to seeing many of these again at the next auction which is on May 19th. More information about this will be on the website under MAY EVENTS soon.
I am also meeting with Gill and Norman who run the antiques centre next week in view of HNT having a slot within their regular monthly auctions. So, watch the events diary and if you have any goods that you can donate for HNT to auction then please get in touch!
At the Acreman Antiques House and Auctions of course the amazing Flame Lily Tearooms is also open…Dale ensures all dietary needs are addressed, and includes in her wonderful home cooked lunches and teas a variety of gluten and dairy-free options.
Her daughter makes the most amazing cakes for all occasions to suit all budgets, so do go and chat to Dale if wanting anything from a funny birthday cake to a wedding masterpiece!

Yeovil college media students have now finished the HNT video which can be seen on the HNT website homepage. HUGE thank you to them and also to HNT poet Larry Lagrue and Terry Bennett from Abbey-104 who both made the video “come to life”.
This month and throughout May, the students are helping me record The Adventures of Y [tales about my little autistic daughter] into Talking Book form. This will initially go onto the website for those that prefer to listen rather than read, and then once the book is eventually published I will ensure a Talking Book format is also available…this would mean that anyone [particularly children] who have difficulties with reading, SEN etc can access the stories too. Who knows…maybe a children’s series could be made too for TV!
I am also back in Yeovil College working with 4 IT students who are revamping my leaflet and giving me some much needed marketing tools! Thanks to all of them and their wonderful tutors who are always there giving advice. The new leaflets should be out by the middle of May and will have details of the main 2018 PHYSICAL HNT CHALLENGE which is happening on June 16th at Sherborne Summer Festival.

Looking ahead, an exciting new venture linking HNT – Abbey 104 and local charities together is at final planning stage!  More on this soon………..

Off now to the gym training for the “Epic Run 2018″….