Community Column: Talented Rossendale Children Have Stories Published for Rossendale Hospice

Published August 1, 2016 at 15:10

3 Children from Rossendale have won a national literacy competition and their stories have been published into the Little Book of Imagination to raise money for Rossendale Hospice.

The 3 winners from Rossendale Sanah Mahmood, Isabelle Cunningham and Molly Murray

There were two winners from Rossendale in the Schools category; Sanah Mahmood (2nd winner) entered from Haslingden Primary School and Molly Murray (3rd winner) from Waterfoot Primary School . Also, the 3rd winner of the Independent category went to Isabelle Cunningham from Rossendale.

Arthouse have used the Imagine Fun collection as the basis to launch a national children’s story writing competition, opened to children aged 4-11 years designed to inspire and to encourage creative thinking. Children could enter the competition via their schools or independently, with winners receiving cash prizes to spend on creative materials.

Teaming up with award-winning children’s authors Harriet Goodwin and Linda Chapman, interior designer Sophie Conran; as well as being endorsed by much loved author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, the competition has been a huge success. Hundreds of entries have been received nationwide with many from Lancashire.

The winning stories from the Arthouse Imagine Fun writing competition, combined with a selection of fantastic runners up, have been compiled into a beautifully illustrated hardback story book – ‘The Little Book of Imagination’ – For Children, by Children’.

This book will be available to purchase nationwide for £8.99, and all proceeds will go to the Rossendale Hospice , of which Arthouse are proud patrons, supporting their valued work improving the quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses.

How to purchase the book?

  • If you wish to pay by credit card over the phone please call us on 01706 239600
  • If you wish to pay by email, please complete this Order Form and send it to
  • If you wish to pay by cheque, complete the Order Form and send it to

Arthouse Ltd Free Post RLXA – XYGA – KTHH
St James Church
Bacup Road

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