Social Responsibility and Charities
When Josie launched her author business in 2015, she pledged to support charities through sales of her books.
From 2016-2021, Josie selected a children’s charity to receive 15% of profits from book sales.
In 2022, Josie partnered with Work for Good to make donations to Read for Good who provide books to children in hospital. Josie made her first first donation of almost £400 in April 2022. Josie has pledged again to donate in 2023.
Josie is proud to have supported the following charities:
Animalympics helping Zoos
In 2020, Josie created the Animalympics. A poem of epic length to tell the story of the animal kingdom stepping up to save the Olympics when it was cancelled due to Covid-19. The poem was read by famous names in the sporting world to raise funds for zoos across the UK. Belfast Zoo, Chester Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, Twycross Zoo, Paignton Zoo, Welsh Mountain Zoo, London Zoo and Paradise Wildlife Park all shared the funds raised by supporters. Huge thanks to everyone who made a donation to listen to the story in 2020.
Animalympics has now been published as a book which you can find here.
Josie is also keen to mitigate the impact that printing books has on our forests and is discussing offsetting paper-use. You can be the first to hear by signing up for Josie’s newsletter. You’ll also receive other news from Josie and the occasional marketing message.