Pri­vate po­ems made pub­lic to raise cash

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

RE­TIRED chem­i­cal en­gi­neer John Gil­lett, from Gawsworth, has ded­i­cated a book of po­ems to his late wife Dilys.

Pro­ceeds from North Bucks Yokel will be do­nated to East Cheshire Hos­pice which cared for Dilys, a school­teacher who died in Au­gust 2015, aged 74.

John wrote the po­ems on pieces of scrap pa­per over many years.

He said: “They were pri­vate; very sim­ple po­ems writ­ten spon­ta­neously. Only Dilys saw them and it seemed a good idea to pub­lish them.”

John is a free­lance lec­turer and writer, his work fo­cused on risk as­sess­ment in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try and his love of cav­ing.

He has writ­ten sev­eral books on both sub­jects.

He added: “I’m a coun­try boy from Buck­ing­hamshire, hence the book ti­tle, and a pas­sion­ate ed­u­ca­tion­al­ist.

The book has raised £1,000 since pub­li­ca­tion in Septem­ber and I’d like to reach £10,000 for the hos­pice, with the help of Gift Aid.”

The book, pub­lished by Mi­rador Pub­lish­ing, is avail­able from Ama­zon on­line and is on sale for £10 at East Cheshire Hos­pice and As­traZeneca shops.

The fi­nal poem, about the hos­pice, reads:

John Gil­lett with his book of po­ems which is rais­ing money for East Cheshire Hos­pice in mem­ory of his late wife Dilys

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