people, also designed Caring for the person with dementia, a handbook for families and other carers.
You can download a copy of the handbook HERE.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Literary powerhouse Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE has joined forces with The Sunday Times to help discover the next generation of young female writers.
Barbara knows a thing or two about writing great stories. She had her first short story published when she was 10-years-old and, once she saw her name in print, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Since then, she’s written 30 best-selling books which have been published in over 40 languages and in more than 90 countries and has sold over 88 million copies to date!
Barbara will be judging the competition along with a number of other top experts.
There’s some amazing, money can’t buy prizes to be won too and a chance to get you story published.
ABOUT I MADE IT MYSELF ACTIVITIES
I Made It Myself offer a wide range of contemporary craft and or creative activities, workshops and master-classes. Laura and Sangeeta are always on the look out for the next new thing and only run classes that they would want to do themselves. They host creative activities for private parties, hen parties, press events, corporate parties, team building sessions, pop up events and members club events in and around London.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST
One person in six in the UK lives with poor literacy. This holds them back at every stage of their life. As a child they won’t be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won’t be able to support their child’s learning.
Lacking these vital skills undermines their well-being and stops them making a full contribution to the economic and cultural life of our nation.
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.
We work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where up to 40 per cent of people have literacy problems. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. Because low literacy is intergenerational, we focus our work on families, young people and children.
Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust (LSSAT) is a family of nine academies based in the South of England. The Trust is a DfE approved academy sponsor and a charitable organisation which runs on a ‘not for profit’ basis.
LSSAT aims to provide pupils with an excellent education through our promotion and expectation of very high standards of achievement and behaviour. We put learning at the heart of everything we do and insist that every pupil is treated as an individual, whatever their ability, so that we can pace and plan personalised learning programmes, to ensure that each child achieves their full potential.
With our wide range of experience in driving up standards of teaching and learning and guided by the expertise of our specialist staff who work hard to achieve the highest of Ofsted grading’s, we aim to create high-achieving academies which are seen locally as the heartbeat of their communities.
ABOUT STORM IN A TEACUP
Storm In A Teacup is a little London company comprising just one person: me!
Storm in a Teacup is a one-girl show, it’s just me; from the designing and making to the gift wrapping, shipping and customer contact and I love it all! Hopefully that shows and when you receive your chosen gems or drop me a message you can tell it’s had the personal touch.
It started as a hobby when I chose to hand-make unique gifts for my friends’ birthdays, both male and female. Many birthdays later the result was a diverse range of jewellery and accessories to match their equally diverse tastes and before I knew it I was taking my designs to craft events under the name Storm in a Teacup. Spending so much time and love tinkering away at it I decided to take a big leap in 2009 and leave my 9 year career in film and TV to pursue my jewellery design full time (hurray!)
Rather than leaning toward just one style my gems vary from whimsical and delicate to bold and contemporary. And, importantly, at affordable prices! So you’ll find a refreshing alternative to the high street and know your chosen gem is a little something different.
I also like to be environmentally aware in all aspects of running Storm in a Teacup and am committed to following responsible practices to minimise my impact on the environment; from using sustainable, recycled stationary and materials wherever possible and recycling all packaging to creating an energy efficient work place!
Why not come and see my treasures for yourself at my next event? Check my Events page for up-to-date details of awesome FREE events where I’ll be showcasing my goodies alongside other crafty people and where you can browse, try on, feast on cake and good music and generally have fun times!
Do get in touch if you have any questions, special requests or would just like to know more. Or even if you just want to tell me what you like or what you’d like to see more off – it’s good to talk! All contact details can be found on my Contact page.