Birmingham Press Club member John Duckers, a former Business Editor at The Birmingham Post, is donating the part-proceeds of his published children’s book The Amazing Adventures of the Silly Six to Cure Leukaemia.
John, initially put the copy together 30 years ago when he lived and worked in Scotland – but has only just got around to publishing The Amazing Adventures of the Silly Six. The book, which is set in Scotland, tells the story of Angus McMonty, a snake who is really a softie; Felicity, the dog; Suzi, the cat; Percy, the parrot; Nasher, the hamster, and Mole.
The gang gets into all sorts of scrapes and naughtiness and their adventures range from meeting up with an escaped kangaroo from the local zoo to travelling to Inverness in search of – what else, but the Loch Ness monster.
We caught up with John at the recent Deloitte charity luncheon, and he gave us an insight in to his inspiration behind writing the book.
James McLaughlin, Chief Executive at Cure Leukaemia, said:
“This is a wonderful gesture by John and our thanks go to him for making this contribution.
We have been looking to increasingly emphasise our work with children via Cure Leukaemia for Kids, so it is an ideal partnership.”
The Amazing Adventures of the Silly Six is published by Guildford-based Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd and has taken off since going on sale in August 2013! Purchasers are being urged where possible to go direct to Cure Leukaemia to order their copy – £3.99 of the purchase price of £9.99 will go to the charity when bought direct.
Contact us on 0121 236 9202 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the book! You can also download an order form HERE to set up an order.