Festive page turner
Written by Marcus
19th December, 2016
Our board and resident panel member Lyndon May has had his second book published to raise money for prostate cancer research. He was prompted to start writing when he became a grandfather and used memories of his own childhood growing up in Pontypool as the basis of stories to tell his grandchildren.
He wrote the first version of My Mate Timmy (The Friendly Troll) on sheets of A4 and even took his grandchildren on walks up The Barley looking for the place where Timmy used to live. When the grandad of four turned 70 last year, his daughters got the book published for him as a birthday present.
Now he has created a festive tale in which Santa working with his fairies and elves, gets a little extra help from Timmy.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to Velindre and raise money for prostate cancer research. This charity is close to Lyndon’s heart as a friend of his is currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer at the centre. My Mate Timmy raised £120 and you can buy your copy of Timmy working for Santa on Amazon.