Children’s book launched in support of hospice
CHILDREN’S book, The Grandad Grand Prix, was released at a special launch event at Douglas Macmillan Hospice at the weekend.
The book, by first time author Lee Crowther who hails from Meir Heath, is one of a kind as it deals with the tale of two grandads competing for their granddaughter’s affection – when one is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Grandad Grand Prix, published by North Staffordshire Press, was inspired partly from Lee’s personal experiences after his father Barrie Crowther passed away at the Dougie Mac in December 2012.
Speaking shortly before the launch on Saturday 6th May Lee told the Times and Echo: “I had this horrendous feeling I might forget some of the things we did together as a family, and I wanted to document them in some way. This was where the idea for a book came from.
“I looked around and saw that there wasn’t really anything for kids that dealt with relatives who had cancer.”
In response to Lee’s book Suzi Smith, Corporate Fundraising and Events Head commented: “We’d like to wish Lee the best of luck with the launch of The Grandad Grand Prix, and thank him for his support.”
The Grandad Grand Prix can be ordered by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, contacting North Staffordshire Press or H & H Spalding Books and is priced at £6.99 each.
The Douglas Macmillan Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults across North Staffordshire and surrounding areas who face cancer and other life-limiting illnesses
Care is provided at the Hospice and in people’s homes across the community.
The Hospice is independent meaning it receives no funding from any national charity and has no association with any organisation bearing the same or a similar name.
It will cost £12million in 2017 to run and develop the full range of services for the Hospice and more than two thirds of money comes from local voluntary donations.
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