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Melksham’s Cancer Research chair to have book signing


Marie Bucknell

Marie Bucknell

MELKSHAM’S Cancer Research chair will be having a book signing and launch next month.

Marie Bucknell-Smith  released ‘Once the fog has lifted’ recently which is based on the first year of fundraising for the Melksham branch of Cancer Research UK. Local businesses and the people that supported the group in its first year are mentioned in the book, along with local land marks.

The book signing will take place at Quinway on the High Street between 12-4pm on Saturday 6th December.

During the group’s fundraising, Marie’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Marie became her mother’s carer, while continuing to raise funds to help others. The book demonstrates the importance of showing kindness and understanding, and the generosity that came from the Melksham community.

The book has been written to help other people in all walks of life.  A donation from the book will go to Cancer Research UK.

Marie said, “I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new ones on the day. Everyone is welcome to come along for a chat about the book and our group fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

“The book is dedicated to my mum, and although some parts of it were emotionally hard for me to write, I knew I had to complete it to help other people.  All the businesses mentioned in the book were approached and no-one minded being a part of it.

“One part of the book is called ‘Melksham community’ and it really is a book that displays the generosity of our local community. The Melksham lights and Christmas fair are also mentioned.

“The book is distributed worldwide and will not only highlight our town, but will help us to raise further funding into research for Cancer Research UK through our Melksham group.

‘Once The Fog Has Lifted’ is now available from Quinway £5.99 – donations go towards Cancer Research UK.