AN author is hoping to continue his efforts to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s hospice with the release of his new book which he describes as the ‘best yet’.
Richard Papworth revealed that he had now released the fourth in his five part Dog Angel series and that all proceeds will once again going to help boost the coffers of Loughborough-based Rainbows Hospice.
He hopes his latest creation will ‘bring delight to youngsters across the area through reading’ but also boost the donation-funded hospice that cares for youngsters from Burton and South Derbyshire which he has supported for many years.
Mr Papworth, of Cloverslade, in Findern, said: “The book is based on a lurcher which my daughter rescued some years ago and persuaded us to look after.
“The new book will see the dog, called Lady, helping out other animals in a range of scenarios from helping them with toothache to recusing them from flooded areas.
“I am pleased to announce that all the money raised will go to support Rainbows and add to the thousands that has already been raised due to the previous books and the people that have kindly purchased them.
“I have also just finished work on the final part of this book series and that will be out in time for Christmas.
“I have really enjoyed writing these books, seeing the joy they bring to others and, most importantly, handing over the cash to the great cause that is Rainbows.”
Mr Papworth is a prolific writer who has penned previous books about his time as a prison officer at HMP Foston Hall, how to give public speeches and how to publish a book.
The latest book includes illustrations by Helen Stone and is priced £5.
It is on sale at Branston Golf and Country Club and also at Waterstone’s, in Coopers Square shopping centre, Burton.