Andover boy writes book to raise dementia funds

Andover boy writes book to raise dementia funds

A ten-year-old boy from Andover has written a book which will raise money for dementia care and support services.

Theo Youlds has written The Zombie Heart and persuaded a local store to sell the book, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society after publishers Bulpitt Printers agreed to print the book for free.

The youngster decided to start the project in memory of his grandfather Roy, and the money raised from sales will go towards helping other people with dementia live with the condition.

Alzheimer's Society events fundraising assistant Nick Scott said that Theo's inspiring project has been his favourite, and he has immediately lent his support.

"I think it is an amazing achievement that a ten-year-old boy has managed to write a book and get it published, but to combine that with fundraising for Alzheimer's Society shows fantastic awareness and determination," he said.

The Alzheimer's Research Trust estimates that there are around 820,000 people in the UK living with some form of dementia.

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