PLANET BB: The Boys’ Brigade around the world
Planet BB has been published to raise money for BB Companies mainly in Africa who are desperate for financial support. It is the brain-child of Sutton Coldfield BB officer, David Chant.
Boys and officers of the 2nd Sutton Coldfield Company based at St John’s in Walmley have worked on the project for 2 years. Even before publication, £2000 had been raised for an orphanage in Uganda, run by a BB officer. Now about £5000 has been sent to the orphanage, and to Global Fellowship.
136 pages plus 8 page colour photo section
171 photos b/w & colour
All the royalties are going to Global Fellowship
The first book to look exclusively at the BB all over the world
Countries featured: UK, Republic of Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Borneo, Cambodia, St Lucia & the Caribbean, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Cameroon, India
Interviews by UK boys (and girls!) with SE Asian boys (and girls!)
Travelogue of Europe by a Malaysian officer
Features on Global Fellowship, DofE, and the BB Memorial Garden
Collecting BB memorabilia
Everyone involved has done it for free, including the design of the logo & the website which was designed by a Sutton Coldfield boy.
Planet BB Volume 2
Following on from the success of Planet BB: The Boys’ Brigade around the world, a second volume was published in 2013. All of the 950 copies of volume one were sold out within a year, making £500+ for Global Fellowship, and over £4000 for the Christian Children’s Centre, Nansana, Uganda.
Volume 2 features many countries not included in the first book, details of the contents can be found by visiting the PlanetBB web page www.planet-bb.co.uk.
If you would like more information on the PlanetBB Project you can email David Chant @ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their webpage.