Local writer’s local book to give thanks to the NHS

What can I do to help? (Contact Us to order)
A question asked by many since March 2020, as Covid-19 gripped the world and turned our lives upside-down.

We’re sure we’re not alone in having often felt a bit useless, that all we could do to help the NHS was ‘Stay at Home’. It’s been a long hard slog for everyone, and our treasured NHS staff have borne the brunt of the chaos, stress and strain over the past year (as well as ensuring one Huddersfield Times writer is still here to, well, write – thanks for that). One particular Huddersfield resident has thought of a creative way to give something back.

Sue Papworth, of ‘A few words from Sue’ notoriety, put pen to paper and created a short story that is very close to home. Featuring one of our best-known landmarks, Emley Moor Mast of course, the story (which has a distinctive Dr Seuss vibe about it) tells a tale of resilience and doing more than we thought we could. Vibrant illustrations to accompany the words were provided by a mother and daughter team, and local printers Dearneside Press offered a brilliant price for the first print-run. Finally, crowd-funding supported by friends, family and lovely Huddersfield Times readers settled the bill, and the book came alive!

At the bargain price of £3.50, the book can be picked up from a small number of businesses in the Kirkburton area (list to follow) or via our contact us form to order and receive the book in the post. All proceeds will go to our local NHS Charity – Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity, which will directly benefit staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

One thought on “Local writer’s local book to give thanks to the NHS

  • 21 June 2021 at 17:19


    I live in the USA so would it be possible for me to purchase the cat story??


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