The Farmer’s Daughter is the first book for children written and illustrated by Marguerite Boyer, co-owner of the Times. She decided to have all the proceeds from the sale of the book to go to Naomi’s Family Resource Centre, a refuge which provides safe, secure, confidential emergency shelter and support services to women 16 years and older with or without children who are victims of family violence in any form.
The Centre is one of the few safe shelters for women and children who have suffered from such violence, and is located in the Winchester area. There is an ongoing and constant need for financial support, clothing, and volunteers, and Marguerite wanted to do something to help. A children’s book seemed an appropriate way to do so. The book has been available to buy at the B&H store in Kemptville and at Foodland in Winchester for the past few months, and last week a cheque for $1,500 was presented to Naomi’s Family Resource Centre CEO, Deborah Thomson, by Judy Beveridge of B&H Kemptville.
Thanks to Judy Beveridge of B&H, Kemptville, Dan Pettigrew of Foodland, Winchester, and all the people who purchased a copy the Farmer’s Daughter.
Anyone needing urgent help from Naomi’s Family Resource Centre can call their 24/7 crisis line: 613-774-2838, or 1-800-267-0395. https://naomiscentre.ca. In an emergency, call 911.