We are so grateful to Iain and Sue McKendrick who set up a fundraising page for APP on the occasion of their 50th birthdays. Iain told us,
“We were delighted when we discovered what APP was doing, because 16 years ago, when Sue was ill, there was so little advice and information available. We were incredibly lucky that various friends rallied round to help me, that my mum was able to come and stay for a month or so, and that the local Social Work department was willing to assign some help once Sue was home and I needed to go back to work… but it could all have been so different.”
Iain’s birthday was in July and Sue’s is in December so they threw a big party in between and included the link to the fundraising page on the invitations asking for donations rather than presents. They managed to raise over £700 for APP, so a very big thank you to Sue and Iain!
Sue, as a 50th birthday objective, has collated a collection of her poetry and is having it published. There is a section in the book where she talks about PP, and some of the poems are about that period in our lives, and in reference to her experience, she has called the book ‘Method in my Madness’. Read more about Sue’s story including some of her powerful poems here.