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Charity champ Frank aims to raise cash for hospice in Mapperley with book sales and marathon challenge

A poet from Mapperley is to sell copies of his latest book of verse in aid of Nottinghamshire Hospice as well as running his first full marathon for the charity.

Frank McMahon, a member of Nottingham’s DIY Poets group, is to launch his new collection, ‘Thirteen’ at Nottingham City Arts on December 5th. Copies of the book – which got its title because it is Frank’s 13th collection of poetry – will be on sale for £4 with all proceeds going to the hospice.

The book contains 80 poems which deal with topics of love, loss, music, childhood and time, plus several poems about running, as Frank is a keen runner. He has enrolled on the Manchester Marathon, for the hospice, and hopes to raise £300.

PICTURED: Nottinghamshire Hospice

Frank, who also works as a staff nurse at Nottingham’s Highbury Hospital, said: “I wanted to support Nottinghamshire Hospice because I’m aware of the really good work you do in the local community.

“I’ve previously run two half marathons for the hospice but this will be my first full marathon.”

Roxie Hickling, Events and Fundraising Coordinator at Nottinghamshire Hospice, said: “We’re really touched that Frank has decided to support us through his book of poetry as well as running his first full marathon for us. 

“We’re so grateful to Frank for his continued support and wish him every success with his book and his running.”

Nottinghamshire Hospice needs to raise £2.7 million a year to fund its services. If you’d like to help us raise much needed funds to help provide crucial palliative care for patients with a terminal illness across Nottinghamshire, there are lots of ways to support the hospice. Find out more here:

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