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A yard sale has raised money to buy 50 copies of a book penned by a young Heacham author and donated to a bereavement charity in Lynn

Danny Bailey wrote Getting Back On Your Feet when he was just eight-years-old, following the sudden death of his dad.

The yard sale organised by his aunt Wendy Hubbert has enabled a bulk order of the books to be sent to Scotty's Little Soldiers, the charity that helps bereaved Armed Forces children and young people.

Danny Bailey pictured here as a toddler with his mum Nicky and dad Mark who died suddenly, wrote a book Getting On Your Feet Again when he was eight years old, about bereavement. (56750549)
Danny Bailey pictured here as a toddler with his mum Nicky and dad Mark who died suddenly, wrote a book Getting On Your Feet Again when he was eight years old, about bereavement. (56750549)

Wendy said: "In August 2014, my brother-in-law passed five away suddenly and unexpectedly from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome leaving behind his wife, my sister, and five-year-old son Danny.

"Danny really struggled with the loss of his dad so a couple of years later, when he started to feel happier, he decided to write a book to help other bereaved children.

"In it, he shared some of his own experiences and what helped him, including coping techniques and strategies and therapeutic crafts to give help and hope to other children going through similar situations.

Danny Bailey wrote his book after losing beloved Dad Mark Bailey (44181747)
Danny Bailey wrote his book after losing beloved Dad Mark Bailey (44181747)

"Danny's book is available in most good book shops such as Amazon, Waterstones and the book depository for £6.99, but I wanted to help by getting copies of the book to children that might benefit from it free of charge.

"So I decided to do a tombola at the Heacham village yard sale on Sunday, May 8, to raise money to buy the books.

"Local people and businesses have been incredibly supportive and it's been a fantastic experience.

"With their help I've been able to make an order for 50 books which are on their way to Scotty's Little Soldiers, a Lynn based child bereavement charity, so I'm very grateful to everyone for their help and support.

"Thanks again for all the prizes and money donations and of course thank you to everyone that supported us on the day."

Nikki Scott, founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers said: "Danny is such an inspirational young man for sharing his story in order to help others.

"His book sends a really positive message by highlighting that it’s possible to be happy again, even after the death of a parent.

"We are grateful that we have been provided copies of Danny’s book, which is a useful resource that we can offer our members, all of whom have also experienced the death of the parent.

"We hope Danny’s openness will remind them they aren’t alone and will help them through the tough times."



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