Children’s Hospice South West’s, Memorial Fund in memory of Carol, supporting the siblings of life-limited children across Devon and Cornwall
700 copies of Carol’s books sold
The Carol Lay
Memorial Fund
Total raised: £102,265

© Stephen Lay

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STEPHEN’S 1,000 MILE MARATHON MISSION. The first to walk around Cornwall then run The London Marathon raised £25,000

IAN LAY’S London Marathon 23 April 2023 raises £2,852

He has put in the miles, please put in the £££’s to help some youngsters through troubled times.

We are doing the
Moonlight  Memory Walk on 11 Nov 2023
£1,894 raised so far 

Target: £2,000

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Buy: “Smile and Enjoy the Adventure”

£10 + P&P (UK £2.80; ask for shipping costs outside the UK)

Order your copy by clicking the button below (which should open your email program, otherwise No money taken until we contact you again.


Book Launch: 1st book auctioned for £1,050

The book launch on 9th April 2018 was attended by well over 100 people, many also visited Little Harbour Children’s Hospice. A total of over £3,500 was raised with book sales now over £5,000. Another 100 being printed taking total print to 400.

We were honoured to have Attorney Tiisetso Sello-Mafatle visit us from Lesotho (Southern Africa). This was her first visit to the UK and was purely to support Carol’s Memorial fund. The tapestry she donated last year (and raised about £1,500) is on display at Little Harbour.

With  thanks to the following subscribing companies financing the first print run of 200: enabling every penny of the cover price to go to Carol’s Memorial Fund.


The Demelza Group Financial Services:

David Lay Auctioneers:

Heather & Lay Estate Agents:

John Girdlestone Accountants:

Hawkins Motor Group:

External Building Solutions:

Mercedes-Benz of Truro:

Webbers Estate Agents:

Lantallic Construction:

The Succession Group:

Smile and Enjoy the Adventure started out as an emailed ‘travel log’ from the remotest parts of the Former Soviet Union as those countries were emerging from communism and adjusting to market economies. Accompanying her husband, a mining engineer, Carol candidly describes her experiences in surviving Siberia.

“The unexpected can be expected”, but nothing will prepare you for the final chapter!

All profits from the sale of Carol’s book will be donated to Carol’s Memorial Fund at Children’s Hospice SW. Every penny of the cover price will be donated to Carol’s Memorial fund.

“Smile and Enjoy the Adventure”

Surviving Siberia

by Carol Lay