POETS have been invited to contribute their work to help a Huddersfield charity.
Marsden woman Jenni Smith-Wignall is compiling a new book of verse in aid of Kirkwood Hospice.
The 44-year-old community volunteer said: “I do a lot of fundraising work with community groups, but I wanted to do something more permanent.
“The idea of the book of poems is that it’s something you can carry round with you.
“Poems can affect people in a wonderful way so the book will be there if you need to read something inspiring and uplifting.”
Jenni has asked people to contribute poems by May 31 for consideration for inclusion in the pocket-sized book.
Verses can be dropped off at Kirkwood Hospice shops, libraries and leisure centres throughout Kirklees or at Waterstone’s on New Street.
Poets can also contribute their work by visiting www.littlebookofpoems.co.uk
Jenni is also looking for sponsors for the book.
A company which contributes £50 will become a supporting sponsor, with their business listed in the book and their company logo and link appearing on the Little Book of Poems website.
For £500, a business can become book sponsor, meaning the company will receive prominent acknowledgment in the book and on the website’s homepage.
To become a sponsor send a cheque payable to ‘Little Book of Poems’ to: Little Book of Poems, C/O The Design Mechanics, 8 Leatham Royd, Marsden, HD7 6HA.
Jenni helps several good causes in the Colne Valley, including Slaithwaite Meals on Wheels, Marsden Meet and Eat and the Friends of Slaithwaite Spa.
“Kirkwood Hospice is a really good charity, they do a lot of things,” she said.
“People have preconceptions about the hospice, but it’s not just about looking after people with terminal illnesses. They also have a family support team.”
Jenni thanked Marsden company The Design Mechanics for their help.
“They have come on-board and helped with the website and the posters. They have been brilliant,” she added.