Friday, December 5, 2008

Your Votes Counted!

You may recall back in October that one of my students, John Price, asked me to bring to your attention his writer's group project to replace some computer equipment to allow senior citizen to run a weekly writing course. To pay for this equipment, the group had applied for a grant and part of the process included a telephone vote.

Well you'll be pleased to know that John's emailed to say that they were successful, and thanks to all who voted, their grant application has been successful. John went on to say:

"So, many thanks to you and all the readers of your blog who voted for us. We couldn't have done it without you.We've also just heard that our bid for Heritage Lottery funding has also been successful. This means we have all the money we need to run next year's touring workshops that encourage senior citizen groups to share their seaside holiday memories. We help them write and publish these as a book and a CD and I'll be leading the workshops and editing the book so I'm particularly pleased with the news. We seemed to sail through the HLF process this year, hearing the outcome after only a fraction of the 10 weeks we were told we'd have to wait. I'm sure this has much to do with the skills of our brilliant secretary but it might also be that writing's becoming the new rock 'n' roll. "

Sound's like John and his group have got their work cut out for them now!

Good luck.