This is the press release that was issued recently and which was unfortunately published with all the details changed and wrong - hey ho that's the press for you.
No matter everyone was very pleased with the amounts donated and a good breakfast was also enjoyed by all.
CHRISTINE BEEDLE AND THE ROTARY CLUB OF COLCHESTER CENTURION CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS OF “THE ESSEX SCRUBBER” BY PRESENTING PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF HER BOOK TO LOCAL CHARITIES.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE WOMEN’S REFUGE, THE SAMARITANS AND THE SEVEN RIVERS CHESHIRE HOME GATHERED FOR BREAKFAST TO RECEIVE CHEQUES FROM CHRISTINE AND PRESIDENT HELEN CHUAH.
TO DATE SALES proceeds from her talks HAVE REALISED over £3,000 FOR THESE AND OTHER CHARITIES.
Personal circumstances forced Christine to start working as a cleaner in 1975 and this year the company she went on to set up, Monthind Clean Limited, which she sold in 2000, when she was employing 850 cleaners, celebrate 40 years of successful cleaning.
Christine has almost finished the sequel to The Essex Scrubber with the final book in the trilogy also nearing completion.
She is currently working with script writers on a television series based on the books - a story which shows, with tears and laughter, how misfortune can be turned into opportunity and how success can be found in the most unexpected places.
‘The Essex Scrubber – Keeping it Clean’ can be purchased at Red Lion Books in Colchester High Street or by going to www.theessexscrubber.co.uk
where you will also find more information about Christine and her story which is appealing to all ages and genders.
The ladies in the photo are from left to right ,
Helen Harvey Seven Rivers Cheshire Home,
Mandy Saunders Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge,
Christine Beedle Author,
Helen Chuah (President Centurion Rotary Club),
Geraldine Russell Boxted WI., and
Virginia Druit from the Samaritans.