AN author has helped to raise £1,000 for a children’s hospice through sales of his books – and has now released his latest effort to try to raise even more money for the cause.
Richard Papworth revealed he had already sold around 100 copies of Dog Angel: Lady Quick as part of his efforts to provide much-needed funds for Loughborough-based Rainbows Hospice.
He now hopes to drum up more sales in the run-up to Christmas in a bid to boost the donation-funded hospice that cares for youngsters from Burton and South Derbyshire.
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.
“This latest effort is also about the dog in the book helping other dogs and people in situations such as floods and fires.
“Many of the stories work to educate children as to how they should look after their dogs.
“All of the funds will be going to Rainbows to try to boost the good work that they do.
“It will be available to buy in a few places and I would urge anyone who wants to support a good cause to pop out and buy one.
“I would also like to thank people who have so far supported me and my work and, as a result, 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.
The book is suitable for children between the ages of five and eight.
It is the third in a series covering Dog Angel’s adventures, with the other two books still available to buy.