When lockdown began on March 23rd last year, I wondered what I could do to support my community. I came up with the idea of reading a poem everyday and posting it to various community social media sites... for as long as the situation continued. 355 days later and I'm still reading them ! With the 1 year anniversary fast approaching I wanted to do something to mark the day in a fitting manner...and, so, have decided to undertake a sponsored poetry reading. The idea is that I will read poetry for 365 minutes, a minute for every day since restrictions began and the pandemic took hold of our lives. It won't be quite non-stop ! But I hope to complete the readings within an eight hour period....and live stream the event.
The charity I would like to support through this fundraising event is one that's very local to me .....BCA.
BCA is a charity which provides essential services for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Sadly BCA has recently learnt that all future local county council funding is to be withdrawn from Sept onwards....leaving them with a desperate funding crisis. This means they will be unable to cover their core costs, resulting in there being no organisation to manage existing services and to plan and apply for funding for new projects. The very least they need to cover these core costs is £15,000, so this is the amount I will be aiming to reach with your support. Diolch yn fawr....thank you very much.
Well done Sian, i am enjoying listening
Fantastic Sian. You are amazing 👏
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About Sians's Poetry Marathon
The idea is that I will read poetry for 365 minutes, a minute for every day since restrictions began and the pandemic took hold of our lives. It won't be quite non-stop ! But I hope to complete the readings within an eight hour period....and live stream the event.
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