December 11th #Kirigami and Advent
So in honor of all of you lovely people who have hung around and the holidays, I’m doing a small giveaway!!
I am giving away TWO SETS of Divergent posters, with bonus faction stickers. The posters are 11.5 x 17 inches. To repeat, there will be TWO winners. This is open internationally, so long as you can provide me with a valid address and you are 18 years or older, or have your parent’s permission to give me this information.
The rules are, you must be following me and you must reblog this post at least once, then fill out the form below. Each time you reblog, you need to enter it into the form or it won’t count. Easy!
(this giveaway ends December 26th)
A poster of Four. Yes please. Pretty please.
michael mcintyre on getting his invitation to meet the Queen.
District Seven - Literacy and Education Access
My Slant - Sharing the power of stories
(by Kirsty Stanley - Chapter Organiser Phoenix Rising (Bournemouth and Poole HPA) - Dorset, UK)
I’m a passionate reader and writer and I’m sure all HPA members understand the power of stories (after all that’s why we are here) but there are a number of things that can block access to books.
It’s not just being unable to read but being embarrassed to read, parents not reading to children, owning no books (Read how Booktrust can help with this) or having older-age related reading difficulties.
In 2014 I am hoping our chapter can get involved in the HPA’s Accio Books campaign and we have applied to be World Book Night Givers.
Some of our chapter members have already suggested campaigns such as reading to sick children or older people.
We Are Book Eight.
District Six - Transportation Access
My Slant - Accessing healthcare at a distance
(by Kirsty Stanley - Chapter Organiser Phoenix Rising (Bournemouth and Poole HPA) - Dorset, UK)>
I am very lucky to drive and to live in an area where I have access to healthcare that isn’t too far away.
I know others that aren’t so lucky. Recently I supported someone I know to cut out one 180 mile round trip when they were given two hospital appointments in the same week.
So please, healthcare providers, if you have a client that needs a number of investigations and they live a long way from the hospital please get each department to talk to each other so these investigations can be coordinated on one day. This will save stress, potential loss of earnings and improve satisfaction.
In the UK if you need support with dealings with the NHS why not try contacting your local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
There is also a healthcare travel costs scheme for those with low income.
(Image courtesy of Naypong/http://www.freedigitalphotos.net)