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Digger focus for Matthew’s children’s book

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A Moorlands man has conquered dyslexia and penned a children's book. Matthew Wroe has conquered his dyslexia and swapped numbers for words by writing a book in aid of his favourite charities. The intrepid accountant, who is Assistant Financial Controller at JCB, has raised more than £25,000 for good causes over the last decade by taking part in endurance events – even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

A Moorlands man has conquered dyslexia and penned a children’s book.

Matthew Wroe has conquered his dyslexia and swapped numbers for words by writing a book in aid of his favourite charities.
The intrepid accountant, who is Assistant Financial Controller at JCB, has raised more than £25,000 for good causes over the last decade by taking part in endurance events – even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Now the father-of-two is turning over a new page in his fundraising exploits by writing a children’s book based on the iconic JCB backhoe loader – with all the proceeds going to children’s charities to support vulnerable youngsters.
The illustrated book, which was launched last week, is called ‘The Little Yellow Digger That Saved Christmas’.

Matthew has also produced an interactive colouring book with puzzles and activities which is set to be out soon. Both are priced at £6.99 and available through Amazon.
Matthew, who lives in Werrington, works at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester.

He said: “In the past I have raised money by competing in ultra-marathons, Ironman challenges, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and cycling from Alton Towers to the Eiffel Tower and back.

I now have two young sons so taking part in endurance events is proving more difficult.

Being dyslexic I decided to do something where I could involve my children while challenging myself.”
The book, which is written in a rhyming style, follows the adventures of a backhoe loader and is illustrated throughout. Money raised is being split between the NSPCC, Ronald McDonald House Charity, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and UNICEF.
Matthew said: “I am really pleased with the outcome and it is getting a great reaction including some celebrity endorsements.

My sons Caius, six, and Roman, three, have asked me to read to their classmates at school – they are my biggest fans.”
More details can be found on the website Matthew’s set up: www.littleyellowdigger.com.

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