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Young Author Hopes To Save Lives With Book Proceeds

Wednesday February 27 2013




A PROMISING 22-year-old author from Hoyland whose father died from motor neurone disease is hoping to save lives by giving money from her books to charity.

Laura Caulton has released the first of her three- part fictional novel, Whispers on Amazon, as well as a collection of short stories.

She is donating some of the money from sales to the MND Association - a charity which funds and promotes research into the illness and the neurology ward at the Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital where her dad, Alan, was treated.

The former Kirk Balk pupil took to reading books after Alan died aged 52 in March 2011.

It acted as a form of distraction and Laura decided to give writing a go herself.

"My dad is my inspiration for a lot of things and my mum says I'm like him. I didn't think I would get anywhere with it," Laura said.

The debilitating disease attacks the nervous system causing paralysis, and affects speech and muscle mass. Her dad lost his ability to speak and needed a wheelchair - and there is no cure.

But by writing and selling her work, she is hoping other people will not have to through what her dad did.

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Wednesday February 27 2013 at 21:37
Good Luck Laura. MND is a terrible cruel disease. I hope you raise lots of money that can be used to one day find a cure.

Reply Posted by Syl on Friday March 1 2013 at 22:07
Good Luck Laura, i lost my brother to MND 5 years ago, I too hope you raise loads of money xxxx

Reply Posted by Tim on Friday March 1 2013 at 23:23
Have read the opening few paragraphs and made the decision to buy it, opening scene sets it up to read more....and only £3.10 on the kindle..
Laura seems like you may have a hit, well done and continue to follow your dreams...