A Bench with a View - enter our quick & easy competition and raise funds for Willow Burn Hospice
The Benchmark creative writing competition is a fundraising collaboration between Willow Burn Hospice and North East writer Rachel Cochrane. It is inspired by Rachel’s latest online radio play Benchmarkwhich in turn took its inspiration from the ‘In Loving Memory…’ plaques found on benches, usually situated in a place of beauty or of special significance to those commemorated.
This competition is to celebrate the living and will raise funds for Willow Burn Hospice. It is open to all UK adults aged 18 years and over and can be expressed as prose or poetry. We are looking for heartfelt, genuine pieces, rather than for perfect grammar. There are even some some guidelines with hints and tips and a written example to get people started.
We have some fantastic judges including renowned author, Wendy Robertson from Bishop Auckland, Dr Philip Le Dune, General Practitioner with an interest in Terminal Care and Sue Spencer, Writer and Head of Clinical Services at Willow Burn Hospice.