A West Yorkshire author has been donating £1 from every copy of his book sold to help local mental health charity, Leeds Mind.
Edward Evans is the author of ten books. He is based in Haworth, home of literature’s famous Brontë Sisters, and the Yorkshire landscape often features in his stories.
He has supported many good causes through his publishing career, including The RAF Benevolent Society, The Alzheimer’s charity Friends Together, SACAR (supporting people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome) and Faith & Light (supporting children with Downs Syndrome).
When publishing his tenth book ‘The Foundry Man’s Apprentice’ in 2018, he decided to donate £1 from every copy sold to Leeds Mind. When asked why he chose Leeds Mind, the author said: “I wanted to give something back to a local charity – particularly one that supports young people’s mental health.
“The families in my novel endure the harsh conditions of the Victorian Industrial age, so while writing, I spent a lot of time thinking about how children deal with hardship and trauma during their formative years.”
His donation to Leeds Mind totals over £10,000 to-date.
Gemma Green, community fundraiser for Leeds Mind, said: “We are so grateful to Edward for choosing to support Leeds Mind through sales of ‘The Foundry Man’s Apprentice’. It’s raised an incredible amount of money and will help us to continue to provide our vital mental health services to the people in and around Leeds with mental health difficulties.
“Reading can provide such a wonderful sense of escapism to people struggling with their mental health. With ‘The Foundryman’s Apprentice’, you can also get the satisfaction that the proceeds are helping to support others!”
The Foundry Man’s Apprentice’ is £12.95 and available to buy via https://www.edward-evans.com/books/the-foundry-mans-apprentice/ with £1 from every book sold donated to Leeds Mind.