Julie Pentecost

Our Thoughtful Legacy Benefactors

St Barnabas House is an independent charitable hospice located in Worthing, West Sussex. We provide end of life care services, both at the hospice and in the local community, to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting conditions. Gifts in Wills are incredibly important to the work we do. In fact, the care costs of 1 in

A short story about storytelling

With storytelling such a powerful way to motivate people to take action, it’s strange to think that it’s only really in recent years that it has risen to the fore as an important skill for charities – and other consumer-facing organisations – to have. To examine how it first grew from zero to hero in

Alzheimer’s Society – client spotlight

Gifts in Wills (or legacies) make up a large proportion of charity income, so it can be easy to get swept away in big numbers. As charities, our supporters are at the heart of what we do and, though legacy giving is very different to other types of fundraising, this sentiment still rings true. When

Take a look at our latest book for The Leprosy Mission…

It’s been another busy month at the Online Book Company and we’d love to share our latest project with you, the online Book of Remembrance for The Leprosy Mission A Christian international development organisation, the charity helps thousands of people affected by leprosy across Africa and Asia, supporting more than 50 projects in 10 countries

‘Loved ones’ doesn’t just mean families and friends.

‘Loved ones’ is such an all-encompassing description – friends, family and partners of course, but what about those we loved whose posters were on our walls as teenagers? The pop star pin ups of our teenage years? What happens to the love and affection we feel when they pass away? The British Liver Trust’s online

The wonderful consequences of Googling those we’ve lost

Among its many benefits, something quite wonderful about the internet is the opportunity it gives us to reconnect with people we’ve lost, either directly or indirectly. From those early days of the likes of Friends Reunited, to today’s popular social networking sites, and of course Google, the internet has long provided us with a means

How Online Remembrance Brings History Alive

The Firefighters Memorial Trust online Book of Remembrance offers a user-friendly way for families and friends of those who have died in the course of their duties, to add their personal tributes and memories. Alan House, Chief Operating Officer and archivist for the Trust, and himself a recipient of the Queen’s Fire Service Medal, says

The importance of remembrance

On the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s 25th anniversary in 1989, we unveiled a new Book of Remembrance, to act as a special place to remember those who have died of cystic fibrosis (CF). This was to be a special place to remember special people, and a reminder of why we must continue fighting against this condition.