A five-year-old boy has written, illustrated and printed a book about penguins to help raise £100 for the Covid wards at Basildon Hospital.
Frankie Ringwood, from Billericay, researched and wrote the seven page book in just a week and then got copies of it made to sell to family.
It was something he wanted to do as he said the doctors and nurses have been working so hard because of the “germies”, which he knows about because of the “clap nights” and staying at home to keep safe.
His mum, Jodie, explained how creating the book had been such a passion project for the youngster. “Frankie has improved his writing skills so much during home learning. He’s in reception and has really enjoyed researching and writing his very first book. He has a huge passion and love for animals, so was full of enthusiasm.”
Clair Grayston, fundraising manager for Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity, said: “It’s so lovely that Frankie has thought about helping others at his local hospital during lockdown. He should be very proud of his book and the money he has raised. I’m sure he’s got a great future in publishing ahead.”