Julie Pentecost

A trip down memory lane with the Queen Mary

Once the epitome of luxury transatlantic travel, today the RMS Queen Mary, in all her Art Deco splendour, is still offering guests the finest food, entertainment and accommodation as a hotel, permanently berthed at California’s Long Beach. So what’s her link to The Online Book Company? Recently, the authorities in Long Beach who are responsible

Animal Requiem – Remembering Our Pets

When founder Rachel Fuller lost her much-loved pets, she sought to commemorate the profundity of that loss, and the joy of having animals by her side in life, with another passion she kept: music. Animal Requiem is the result of her skills as a composer, along with the collaboration and talents of Martin Batchelar, conductor

Tutankhamun’s treasures pay a final visit to the UK

There can be few finds in history to have captured the imagination more than the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt in 1922. Discovered in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor by Lord George Carnarvon and Howard Carter, it took Carter six years to excavate the tomb of the boy king – who was

Thank you – two little words with big impact

Thank you. Together, they’re two of the most powerful words we have. And said to supporters, they can have the most wonderful effect, but when is the best time to do it, and how? Common sense would suggest every time a supporter has done something for you, and of course, thanking someone for their time

October is Free Wills Month

It’s Free Wills Month – the biannual event that brings charities and solicitors together to offer people aged 55 and over the chance to have a simple Will written or updated free of charge. The last one took place in March and saw charities including Scope, National Trust, Stroke Association and RNLI take part, teaming

A gloriumptious glimp at Roald Dahl

The holidays are over, the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping – but nicely timed to provide some much-needed cheer at this time of the year is Roald Dahl Day. Celebrated globally, Roald Dahl Day takes place each year on 13 September – the author’s birthday. It’s an excuse to have a

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