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Jack the Station Cat takes his action for children!
22 December 2011
A former Methodist minister and children's author, Rev
Alan Cliff, 75, from Rhyl, is giving half of the royalties from his
latest book to Action for Children, which this year celebrates its
100th anniversary of working with vulnerable and neglected children
Jack the Station Cat and the Vanishing Lady is Mr Cliff's third
book to benefit Action for Children. It is the 14th book in the
Jack the Station Cat adventures series based on a former pet, a
black and white shorthair called Jack who took great delight in
watching model trains.
Like Jack, Mr Cliff has always been a railway enthusiast. When
ill health forced him to retire from the ministry he started
writing about his other lifelong passion of the feline kind.
Celebrity fans of Jack The Station Cat adventures include Lady
Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of
Mr Cliff said: "I wanted to donate half of my royalties to help
Action for Children's life-changing local work with children and
young people during the charity's 100th anniversary year in Wales.
Raising money to help fund the charity's fantastic work was worth
battling every single minute of writer's block."
Abigail Henderson, Fundraiser at Action for
Children, said: "We're incredibly grateful to Alan for his
generosity in sharing the royalties from his books with Action for
Children. His support will help us to continue our work with local
families and vulnerable children throughout Wales."
Action for Children runs 126 services in Wales, supporting over
15,000 of the most vulnerable and neglected children, young people
and their families in local communities. Jack the Station Cat and
the Vanishing Lady is published by Gwasg Helygain.
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