Come to charity 70s theme book launch, W14

Join us (Sarah and Amy Beeson) on the day our first book The New Arrival is published. We are having a 70s theme book signing and chat in West Kensington, London at 7pm on Thursday 27 March. Tickets are £5 which includes light refreshments and all proceeds will be donated to the Homeless Project at St Andrew’s Church. Email to book your tickets.

THE NEW ARRIVAL medium cover image

The story of The New Arrival

“The book is my true story of training to be a nurse at Hackney Hospital in early 1970s,” said Sarah Beeson MBE author and baby expert. “I made some great lifelong friends with a few of the nurses I lived with in the nurses’ home and worked with on the wards. I met patients that touched my heart and one or two that tested me to the limit. It’s a book jam-packed with tales about hospital and London life during years filled with fun, fashion, music, romantic and some terrible dates, women’s lib, politics and how I was changed forever by the way of life in the East End over 40 years ago.”

13. Sarah on Infants Ward Christmas 1972

Sylvia Heal in the chair

The Q&A session with Sarah will be chaired by Sylvia Heal a Magistrate and Honourable Fellow of the University of Wales. Sylvia was Deputy Speaker and a Parliamentary Private Secretary for two Secretaries of State. She served as MP for both Halesowen & Rowley Regis and Mid Staffordshire as well as being a member of the Executive Committee of SSAFA and of the Advertising Standards Authority. Sylvia has vast experience in social care, health and education as both a politician and a social worker and will be ideally placed to lead a discussion on the NHS and women’s social history with the London audience.

St Andrew’s Homeless Project

Every Saturday lunchtime volunteers and staff at St Andrew’s on Greyhound Road W14 offer a home cooked three course meal, shower, washing and toilet facilities, good second-hand clothes and advice to 75-90 people in need of support, friendship and shelter. A large number of visitors who regularly pass through the doors of St Andrew’s find spending time there helps to raise self-confidence and their ability to move onto a more stable way of life. The demand on the homeless project is increasing. You can help by making a donation, volunteering your time or giving non-perishable food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and soap. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Father Guy Wilkinson

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