Thursday, 4 October 2018

Well done, Auntie Libby

 Our Happy House family was excited to hear our UK coordinator Elizabeth Gomm, their Auntie Libby, was going to be on the television.
When her partner Mike Foster died last year,  Elizabeth bought a memorial bench in Stanley Park, Blackpool, but then got to wondering about the people who would be sitting on it.
She gave the bench its own email address and posted a notice asking people stopping there to send in their pictures from Mike's Bench with a view to holding an exhibition - a fitting tribute as Mike had spent his life as newspaper photographer.
A year, and more than 300 pictures later, Elizabeth opens her exhibition A Year In The Life Of Mike's Bench today in the park Visitor Centre.
It's captured headlines on both BBC Breakfast, Granada Reports, and North West tonight, and on radio including the Jeremy Vine Show, Radio Lancashire, the Johnny l'Anson Show and today 5Live will be broadcasting from the exhibition.