Poet’s book set to raise funds for our appeal

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A poetry book is set to raise funds for the £200,000 Hospice Heroes appeal.

Colin Davis’ book, The Book of Colin: A Complete (at time of going to press) Collection of Poetry, was launched at a poetry event at the Catholic Club on Queen Street, Blackpool, last month.

For each copy that’s sold, 25p will be donated to our campaign, which is supporting Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

And that’s on top of the £70 raised on the launch night, when a voluntary entry fee was donated to the appeal.

Colin, who helps run the Lancashire Dead Good Poets’ Society, said: “Supporting charity is very important, and the hospice is an amazing place which runs without any government funding. Its incredible. I always like to try and keep things local.”

Colin, a 43-year-old marketing consultant, said the launch event brought a lot of different creative people together.

They included Big Charlie Poet – a two-time Spotlight Lancaster Slam winner – stand up comedian Rich Davenport and multi-slam winner Trevor Meaney, who is taking his solo show Meaney’s Mouth Burst to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

We are in the final stages of raising £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House on Low Moor Road, Bispham.