Faith, Love and Compassion
- the official website of Elaine Coltham


Happy New Year

Wishing all friends across the world a happy and blessed new year.

I’m still looking for a publisher to publish my latest book. My hopes and dreams continue to use my writing to help others…

Happy Thursday to you.


A New Auntie Relda story now finished!

Hello to you

It’s been a while since I have updated my posts but I’m happy to say a new “Auntie Relda” story has at last been finished. Just need a publisher for it now!!

As well as finishing this latest adventure I have also been writing more poetry. Hopefully will add some new material to the site soon.

Thanks for your continued support for my writing, my vision continues to help charity with my words.

God bless you today



Book selling well


Just a quick update on how my book is doing. Happy to say another cheque on its way to RSPCA, this makes donations from the sale of  ” A Little Help For My Friends” £650 now. A little help for the wonderful animal shelter at Martlesham. Copies still available to buy.

Best wishes


Today’s BBC Suffolk radio interview

Great to be on Jon Wright’s radio programme this morning, talking about my new book for the RSPCA and reviewing the papers. Thanks Jon for inviting me!

If you liked the sound of the poems I read on the show, you can order your own copy below – all proceeds go to the RSPCA.

Me in the studio

Me in the BBC Suffolk studio with Jon

Article in the Ipswich Star

Thanks to the Ipswich Star for the article about my new book, A Little Help For My Friends, which is raising money for the RSPCA.

You can see the online article on the Ipswich Star website.

My visit to the RSPCA Animal Shelter at Martlesham

My visit to the RSPCA Animal Shelter at Martlesham – photo courtesy of Ipswich Star

The Other Day at the RSPCA …..

Lovely to meet Bentley, one of the dogs eagerly awaiting a loving home, at RSPCA Martlesham Animal Centre.

My book – A Little Help For My Friends – is selling well and so far I have been able to donate £422.50 to help the work at RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch.

Elaine Bentley and Tom

Me with Bentley and Tom, the Centre manager, when I visited to deliver another donation cheque and a supply of books for anyone visiting the centre who may like to buy one.

Order your copy

Use the button below to order a copy of the book (£9.00 inc. £1.50 P&P)


A milestone!

Good morning

Happy to tell you my first donation to RSPCA is sent  today. A cheque for £200.

Also…. I’ve just past my £6000 milestone with donations I have made to charities from my writing

New book for RSPCA

14th November 2015 – New book for RSPCA

Hello to you

I am happy to tell you after many months of work, my new book is published this month.

Book coverA Little Help For My Friends” is a collection of children’s poetry, all written by me. The book is raising money for the RSPCA. Thanks to family, friends and local businesses sponsoring the cost of printing the books, I am donating the entire cover price of £7.50 to the RSPCA to help them with their tireless work.

Will Travers OBE, President of the Born Free Foundation has written a message of support for my book.

Inside are many photographs and drawings and introductions describing my inspiration behind each poem.

Please send me a message if you would like to buy a copy.

Thank you all for your support.

God bless your day


Order your copy

Use the button below to order a copy of the book (£9.00 inc. £1.50 P&P)

Sadly remembering Cecil

Such sadness to hear that the beautiful lion Cecil was killed. I wrote a few words this morning to remember him….


I never met you Cecil

But even so I grieve

That you became someone’s trophy

So staggering to believe.

You were much loved from a distance

Respected across your land

So cruelly taken from us

By a human’s evil hand.

What legacy you leave us?

What lesson must we learn?

To turn minds away from violence

And hearts to wildlife concern.

We must remember you were BORN FREE

God’s creature made to roam

Amongst soulful wilds of Africa

Your ever loving home.


I dedicate these words to the amazing dedication and work of Will Travers and all at The Born Free Foundation

x elaine

Working on a new book…

Hello and thanks for visiting my website.

I’m working on my new book at the moment, a children’s poetry book and I’m hoping it will raise money for the R.S.P.C.A. They are a charity I greatly admire for their tireless work doing their very best to protect animals.

I’m currently looking for sponsorship to cover the cost of printing the book so I can then donate the entire cover price of the book to the R.S.P.C.A. If you or your company would like to help me with sponsorship, please send me a message.

God bless your day