Brentwood Gazette report: John Yarrow, of Grange Road, wrote Inspirational Irene from the heart after his wife died in March 2012, following 12 years battling bowel cancer.
The father-of-one hopes the book will help others who suffer with cancer and all proceeds from sales will go to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by John Yarrow"]We have raised £3,750 so far and HSBC has been matching what I take and will be in attendance at Intu Lakeside. There will also be two Helen Rollason representatives.[/quote]
John signed versions of the book at Intu Lakeside on 14 June 2014.