A Children’s Hospice South West Memorial fund in memory of Carol, to support the siblings of life-limited children across Devon and Cornwall
535 Books Sold : £7,240 to Carol’s Memorial Fund
The Carol Lay
Memorial Fund
Total raised:  £43,000
Target: £5,000, £10,000, £15,000, £20,000

© Stephen Lay

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MASSIVE THANKS to LOSTWITHIEL ROTARY for their £1000 donation

Our Target is now £50,000. Our first target was £5,000. Thank you everyone

Buy: “Smile and Enjoy the Adventure”

£10 + P&P (UK £2; ask for shipping costs outside the UK)

Order your copy by clicking the button below (which should open your email program, otherwise Lay@mineit.co.uk). 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.

AutoTrader: www.autotrader.co.uk

The Demelza Group Financial Services: www.thedemelzagroup.co.uk

David Lay Auctioneers: www.davidlay.co.uk

Heather & Lay Estate Agents: www.heather-lay.co.uk

John Girdlestone Accountants: www.girdlestone.org.uk

Hawkins Motor Group: www.hawkins.co.uk

External Building Solutions: www.ebslimited.biz

Mercedes-Benz of Truro: www.mercedes-benzoftruro.co.uk

Webbers Estate Agents: www.webbers.co.uk

Lantallic Construction: lantallic.construction@gmail.com

The Succession Group: www.successiongroup.co.uk

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. We are indebted to the local companies listed below who have subscribed to cover the cost of the first print run of 200 so that every penny of the cover price will be donated to the fund.

“Smile and Enjoy the Adventure”

Surviving Siberia

by Carol Lay