A man from MORAY wants to raise funds for two local charities by selling a children’s book.
Frankie Barton, who lives near Craigellachie, has written a storybook titled Amberleena and the Prince to give to her grandchildren this past Christmas.
While at the printer’s, he discovered that it was almost as cheap to print 200 copies as it was to print two.
It was at this point that Mr Barton decided to go with the 200 and sell the books for £ 10 each to raise money for Moray Reach Out and Sports Fund Moray.
He said: “100 of the books are already gone so I have about half left.
“The buy-in from friends and family has been very good, as well as with local running clubs – because I am an avid runner.
“I’m asking people to donate £ 10 per pound. I’ll give one last push and then hand over the money.”
At more usual times, Frankie helps organize the Pinto Run, which took place at Cooper Park in 2017, 2018 and 2019 before being canceled twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Held in memory of famous local runner Alistair ‘Pinto’ Sim, who died in 2011 after a battle with cancer, the 3km run raises around £ 500 a year for Sport Moray.
The book sale fundraiser seeks to fill the void left by the race over the past two years in terms of donations to local charities.
If you would like to purchase a copy of Frankie’s book, there are several places you can do so.
Moray Reach Out, on Elgin High Street, Buckie Furniture Store, JMK Children’s Wear Boutique in Buckie and Outrun Speyside in Fochabers all have copies.
Mr. Barton will also be at the Elgin Farmers Market on July 17 to provide signed copies.
If someone cannot get out, the books can be ordered for delivery by calling Frankie on 07387 430 605.