Local author pulls her socks up to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

LOCAL author, Evelyn Bhatt, has joined forces with Liverpool charity Ronald McDonald House, Alder Hey, to raise funds for the charity. Evelyn has released her first children’s book, The Sock Hunt, with proceeds from the profits going to help the charity, which provides accommodation for families of critically ill children who are patients at Alder Hey children’s hospital.

Evelyn said: “Over the past years I have worked with lots of great children’s hospitals around the world, so with my debut book, I wanted a percentage of the proceeds to go to the charities of some of these amazing hospitals. Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey is a fantastic charity that helps when families need it most.”

Fundraising Manager at Ronald McDonald House Gillian Wilson said: “Ronald McDonald House has provided a place to stay and support to over 32,000 families who have faced some of the hardest days of their lives. As an independent charity, our main source of income is through fundraising and donations. In order to keep Mac House running, we need to raise £600,000 each year, and with 84 rooms we have a lot of families depending on us. We are delighted that Evelyn has chosen to support the work of Mac House through proceeds from her wonderful book.”

Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey has also reached the finals of the North West charity awards, held in autumn. The charity has been nominated for North West charity of the year; volunteer of the year and best social and digital media. The awards are held in Manchester on 12th October.

The Sock Hunt is available for sale at Ronald McDonald House shop for £7 (RRP £7.99)

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