Five-year-old Billericay boy pens penguin book for Basildon Hospital

Article by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust: A five-year-old has written, illustrated and created a book about penguins to help raise money for a good cause.

Frankie Ringwood, from Billericay, Essex, researched and wrote the seven-page book in a week before making copies to sell to his family.

Sales of the book have raised £100 which Frankie has donated to the Covid wards at Basildon Hospital.

The book was something he wanted to do as he said the doctors and nurses have been working so hard because of the "germies", which he knows about because of the "clap nights" and staying at home to keep safe.

His mum, Jodie, said:

"Frankie has improved his writing skills so much during home learning. He’s in reception and has really enjoyed researching and writing his very first book. He has a huge passion and love for animals, so was full of enthusiasm."

Clair Grayston, fundraising manager for Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity, said:

"It’s so lovely that Frankie has thought about helping others at his local hospital during lockdown. He should be very proud of his book and the money he has raised. I’m sure he’s got a great future in publishing ahead."

Article by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, InYourArea