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Inspired GoodbyesBy Inspired Goodbyes
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Inspired GoodbyesBy Inspired Goodbyes
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About

It's horrible when someone we love dies. It's hard enough for adults to comprehend, imagine how difficult it is for little ones. Even though some resources are out there for small children, we don't think there are enough. This is why we've written  'It's Not Fair!' A book to help children understand bereavement.

Our book is designed for younger children and uses appropriate jokes and language. it's funny, silly, even a little bit daft in places but it gives children permission to let their feelings out as well as let them know it's okay to have fun sometimes. It might even make them smile. We don't want to give away the whole book just yet but the last two pages go like this:

You can say their name loud and remember their face

You can know that you’re loved and in a very safe place

We're very proud of it. And although we've written it ourselves we need to raise funds to have the full book illustrated, designed, published and promoted. We are a small company, just the two of us, and we re-invest our profits to create new ranges of sympathy cards and attend trade shows to promote what we do. This is why we have created this Kickstarter campaign to help us get our book published.

If you agree this book would help a lot of children going through a difficult time please get involved with our Kickstarter fund. We've started the rewards at £5 and hope this is accessible for everyone. Please share this with your friends, family or people you think might like to contribute and have the name of someone they love and miss feature in the book. 

Thank you.

With love from Sophia & Helen

And thank you to our little girls for their help on the video.

Sophia Lucop-Leech and Helen Lawson
Sophia Lucop-Leech and Helen Lawson

Risks and challenges

We will be self-publishing this book and taking full responsibility for the cost of designing, illustrating, printing, promoting and distribution. Our company, Inspired Goodbyes, has been in business for almost 2 years and we have consistently re-invested our profits into producing new ranges of sympathy cards and gifts reaching new audiences via expensive trade shows. We are not able bring this book to market without some extra investment, which is why Kickstarter is perfect for this project. We hope you agree.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Help us out with a donation of £5 and we will send you a handwritten postcard featuring the front cover of the book to say thank you.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    For £10 we will send you an eBook for your tablet or laptop to share with your children whenever you choose. You'll also receive a handwritten thank you postcard.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    For £25 we will put the name of a loved one you miss on the first two pages of this book. We promise that no matter how many times this book is printed the name you give us will stay there always and this book will be in memory of them.
    You will also receive a copy of the book when it is published.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    For £30 you will receive a copy of the book signed by the authors. We will also put the name of a loved one you miss in the front two pages of the book and promise you it will always stay there no matter how many times the book is re-printed.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    For £35 we will print the name of someone you love and send you a copy signed by the authors. We will also send a copy of the book to a charity of your choice! So if you would like a hospice, hospital, school or any other charity to benefit from this book on bereavement please pledge just £35 to help us publish 'It's Not Fair'.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $53

    For £40 you will receive a copy of the book signed by the authors. We will also put the name of a loved one you miss in the front two pages of the book and promise you it will always stay there no matter how many times the book is re-printed. Plus you will receive a beautiful handmade pewter pin in the shape of love hearts and the infinity symbol to wear in memory of someone you love.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $99

    For £75 we will print the name of a loved one in the front page of the book and you will also receive five copies signed by the authors for you to give to family and friends as a gift.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $197

    For £150 you will receive a beautiful limited edition framed front cover that is signed by the authors and dedicated to someone you love.

    Their name will also feature on the first page of the book and you will receive a signed copy.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $329

    This is an opportunity for a whole family or a business to help sponsor the release of this book. For £250 we will print the name of a loved one in the front of the book and give you an opportunity to take 1/6 of a page at the back of the book to place an appropriate message from your family or for your business.

    You will also receive a limited edition framed front cover signed and dedicated to your family or business as well as five signed copies of the book.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $658

    **NEW REWARD JUST ADDED**
    For £500 we will ask for a photograph of your loved one and immortalise them in an illustration featured somewhere within the pages of 'It's Not Fair!' They might be on a park bench, walking a dog or sitting on a table in a cafe behind our two main characters.

    We will work with you and the illustrator to get an image you're happy with and we'll send you a framed, signed, limited edition print of the page they feature in. You will also receive 5 signed copies of the book and two extra to give to a charity of your choice.

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