Buy 89-year-old’s book and help charity

an 89-year-old author who grew up on a farm near Belper is donating all the proceeds from a book to charity.

Money raised from the sales of Marion Holden’s book Stackyard Meadow Days: Life in Shottle Gate between the Wars, will go to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

The book tells the story of the early life of Marion, who was brought up at Shottle Gate Farm.

It is on sale at the air ambulance charity shop on King Street, Belper, for £6.95. It is also available at Idridgehay Village Stores.

Marion said: “I wanted it to be for a universal good cause. The air ambulance seemed like that.”

Charity shop manager Julie Wells said: “It is fantastic that she is allowing us to sell the book and raise a bit more money for the cause. It has created a lot of local interest.”