Families staying at Rachel House Children’s Hospice, run by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) were given special preview of Merchiston Publishing’s new book ‘Treasure Island: A Play’.
CHAS Fundraiser Amy Telford said: “Thank you to Merchiston Publishing for their support. It’s fantastic that Rosie was able to visit Rachel House to meet some of the families that we support and give us a sneak peak of the play.”
Rosie Howie from MSc Publishing read an extract from the book to a couple of pirates at the hospice.
Rosie Howie said: “Lynn Brittney brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story to life in this fantastic children’s play that the whole family can enjoy. We’re thrilled to be able to donate profits to CHAS.”
Accompanying Rosie were students Andrew Bianchi, Carol-Anne Royan, Kirstin Rhymer and Jamie Williams.
Profits from the book which has been developed for Primary School level drama will be donated to CHAS. The book officially launches on Friday 8 June 2012.
Avril Gray, the project leader and Publishing Manager of Merchiston Publishing, the in-house publishing arm of Edinburgh Napier University said: "This project exemplifies how our publishing programme really gets involved in the community, and how our projects help students to make a valuable contribution to the lives of individuals, using books as the means of connection."
Our photo shows: (from left to right) Cath (Lewis’s Mum), Lewis, 3 (pushchair), Rosie (Merchiston Publishing), Kimmey (recliner) and Amy (CHAS fundraiser)
If you would like to more information about CHAS visit www.chas.org.uk The book costs £5.99. For further information visit http://treasureislandbook.wordpress.com/