26 January 2021

Be part of an historic book and help raise funds for Rennie Grove

A Rennie Grove supporter is compiling an anthology of short written pieces from people around the world to try and document the pandemic.

The proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to Rennie Grove Hospice Care to help fund our care for local people with life-limiting illnesses.

Jan Moran Neil has already collected over 300 submissions from all over the world, from Nottingham to New Zealand.

Now, she’s looking for more submissions from front-line and key workers that describe the challenges and positive aspects of working and living during the pandemic.

Jan Moran Neil said: “It was during one of my long April 2020 walks whilst dodging joggers and cyclists that the idea of a pandemic thoughts historical document occurred to me.

“I felt it had to be for a charitable cause so that contributors were passing their lockdown time in both a productive and helpful way.”

You don’t have to be a writer to send in a submission. The aim of the antholo​gy is to capture people’s feelings and experiences of the pandemic, and create a historical record.

Jan Moran Neil said: “Two restrictions: keep your submission under 200 words and don’t mention the word ‘unprecedented’!”

If you’d like to get involved, send your submission to info@janmoranneil.co.uk.

Jan Moran Neil is the founder and editor of the writers’ anthology Rhyme & Reason, which has raised over £60,000 for our services since 1991, until the magazine ended production in 2018.

Jan’s mother fell ill in 2000, and was cared for by the our nurses until her death in 2001.