Left-Handers Club Newsletter - October 2006


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In this issue...

1. Report from Left-Handers Day 2006
2. Schools lefty awareness campaign
3. New left-handed products and 2007 diaries
4. Left-Handed Yoropens
5. Coming up next time

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Welcome to the October 2006 issue of your Left-Handers Newsletter.
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Left-Handers Day Report

A huge "thank you" to all of you who shared your celebrations with us this year. It's great to know that so many left-handers celebrate their sinistrality on 13th August, and we love getting your emails reporting on what you did. The Day also marked the launch of our new website www.lefthandedchildren.org, dedicated to providing all the resources that are available to help your left-handed child in all aspects of living in a right-handed world. This site and the survey results were highly publicised in a wide range of radio and newspaper interviews we took part in around the Day, providing an excellent launch to our Schools Campaign

We also published your responses to the Left-Handed Children's survey on the site and if you have not seen them yet, they make fascinating reading!
Click here to view the school experiences survey results

Schools lefty awareness campaign

The results of our recent Survey of Left-Handed Schoolchildren have been very well received by the educational and mainstream press and our dedicated website www.lefthandedchildren.org has seen a steady stream of visitors downloading the e-books and guides available.
Lauren has been invited to write a report for Education Today, the journal of The College of Teachers, detailing our findings and has just completed a project with stationery supplier Stabilo and the National Handwriting Association, to provide worksheets for junior school teachers and pupils showing the essential points to remember for left-handed writing. Early in 2007, we will have news of another exciting project we are working on, to make information available internationally to teachers and parents of left-handers. We'll keep you posted, but needless to say Lauren and Keith are working very hard on this project, which is particularly close to their hearts.

Click here now to complete the school experiences survey yourself

Helping your left handed pre-school child

New left-handed products and 2007 diaries

Left-handed calendar - cover

Left handed calendar - inside

This calendar is tailor-made for us lefties. To make it easier to use, it features planning pages on the left side of each weekly spread and ample space for notes. The right side features an interesting fact about left-handedness. The calendar also recognizes the birthdays of famous left-handed people.
52 double-page spreads, one for each week of the year.
Size: 7 x 9 x 0.5 inches; 178 x 229 x 13 mm

Priced at £9.99, we are sure this would be greatly appreciated by any left-hander. We only have a limited supply of these and last year they had sold out before the end of November.
Click here to order your 2007 desk diary

Left handers block calendar 2007 Left handers block calendar 2007

This is the thirteenth year for The Left-Hander's Day-to-Day Calendar. Each page features a little known fact, legend, anecdote, or trivia about left-handedness or a famous left-handed person. It also recognizes the birthdays of famous left-handed people. It has 365 tear-off pages, each with room for your own notes and appointments.
Size:4.5 x 4.5 x 1.7 inches; 114 x 114 x 43mm

Priced at £9.99, this would make an unusual and interesting Christmas gift.
Click here to order your 2007 block calendar

We are not sure if we are going to be able to get any more of these before Christmas so please order early to make sure you get one.

Here are some other new items we have added in recent weeks. Click the images to order .

Ted Lapidus designer cartridge pen

Ted Lapidus designer left-handed pens. These are top of the range pens made in Germany and custom-fitted with left-handed nibs specially for us. They are a slim design available in silver or black lacquer finishes and have medium nibs with a very smooth feel and great ink flow. Supplied in satin-lined pen boxes, either of these would make a perfect gift or a special treat for you!

The normal price for these pens will be £29.95 but we have 20 of each available at only £19.95 to Club members.

Order your code 366V Ted Lapidus pen in silver
Order your code 367K Ted Lapidus pen in black lacquer
and if you can still see the price of £19.95 you will definitely get one at that price. Once the discounted ones are gone we will put the normal price back up. We think this is one of the nicest pens we have ever had made and it is still great value at £29.95, looking and writing a lot better than pens costing 4 or 5 times as much!

Minnow left-handed corkscrew

The popular "Minnow" left-handed corkscrews are now available again after an absence of a year. This unique product is all stainless steel and solidly produced to remove the most stubborn corks, turning anti-clockwise of course! It is great fun to leave it around at parties and watch the right-handers trying to use it!
Order your code 162 Minnow left-handed corkscrew

Pencils grips for left-handers

We have a new range of pencil grips available in a larger size and with a soft rubber feel and sparkly finish.

Order your code 227 Soft rubber pencil grips

Left-Handed Jarspoon We have manufactured a unique design spoon with one square corner and an extra-long handle for getting the last bits out of tins and jars - the square corner gets right to the edges and the long handle stops you getting the contents all over your hand. Because left-handers will scoop anti-clockwise, this spoon is uniquely left-handed and apart from being very useful for you it is a real novelty that will baffle any right-handers who try it.

Order your code 83 spoon

Left-Handed Yoropens

Most members will have tried a Yoropen by now and everyone who has commented on them thinks they are a great help for left-handers of all ages, with a comfortable writing grip and offset ball point so you can see what you are writing and avoid any smudging.

The only problem for us was that they were all PRINTED for right-handers, with the logo the wrong side and upside down if you use them left-handed.

We have now solved that problem by persuading Yoropen to produce a batch for us printed with our name printed on them LEFT-HANDED (or what they call "upside down").

We have got them as Green or Frosted White pens with black ink or Blue pens with blue ink.

The price for these pens individually is £2.75 each (compared to the normal pen price of £3.00) and we have put together a set of all 3 pens for Left Handers Club members at a reduced price of only £6.75 (normally £9.00).

Click here to order individual left-handed Yoropens
Click here to order the set of 3 left-handed Yoropens

Left handed Yoropen

 

Coming up next time

We have almost completed our new eBook on Writing Left-Handed and a new Guide to Choosing the Best Left-Handed Pen for you or your child. We will be making both of these available completely free to members for a limited period.

We have just ordered our Christmas gift boxes and will be finalising our gift sets very soon and will give you all the details next time. Make sure you whitelist our newsletter mailing address so you don't miss any issues
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That all for now. Best wishes to you all and we will be in touch again soon with more news and views

Keith and Lauren Milsom
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