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TV actress launches High Peak author’s new children’s book in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Actress Cath Tyldesely leads a storytime session featuring the new book by Neil Gill.
Actress Cath Tyldesely leads a storytime session featuring the new book by Neil Gill.

A High Peak author has penned a ‘super’ children’s book in an effort to make hospital visits less scary for children.

Neil Gill’s ‘Superhero Hospital’ is a fun, rhyming book created to help patients and their families feel a little less scared about arriving in hospital.

Neil Gill's 'Superhero Hospital' is a fun, rhyming children's book created to help patients and their families feel a little less scared about arriving in hospital.

Neil Gill's 'Superhero Hospital' is a fun, rhyming children's book created to help patients and their families feel a little less scared about arriving in hospital.

The graphic designer and copywriter teamed up with illustrator Kelly Lewis to bring the characters and story to life in the brightest, most silly way possible.

He is now selling copies to raise funds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

Neil, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, said: “This project was inspired by the remarkable bravery of young patients and families on the wards. They are real life superheroes and the book is dedicated to them.”

To launch the book, patients at the hospital were treated to a special storytime session by actress Cath Tyldesely.

Books are priced at £10 with the price covering printing costs to give a free copy to a child on the wards at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Any surplus funds will go to the hospital charity.

To purchase a copy, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/superhero-hospital-a-book-for-kids-in-hospital.