Carer publishes poetry book to raise funds for Making Space

July 2020

Abi, who has two children with special educational needs, is supported by our Cheshire Carer Support service.

Abi is also a published fantasy fiction author, and says that all profits from her poetry anthology, titled Through My Eyes, will go directly to Making Space.

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She said “I've been a member of Making Space Carer Support for around a year since a friend told me about them.

“As well as the help offered by the support workers, I've met so many people and have definitely made friends for life. As a single mum, it's brilliant to have adult companionship and to be around people who understand what I'm going through.”

Abi has been passionate about writing since she was young and plans to publish a series of further poetry compilations to raise funds for other charities close to her heart.

Her first novel, written under the pen name A. R. Pearson and published in 2018, is entitled The Wayfarer's Journey, and was followed a year later by the sequel, The Child of Light.

Both stories are set in a fantasy kingdom that Abi developed in her head as a child.

Part one of the series was developed when Abi was just 19-years-old and required an extended stay in hospital to recover from kidney failure after the birth of her first child Shannon.

Hayley Gaylard Rees, a support worker for our Cheshire Carer Support service, praised Abi’s efforts and said: “We are so proud that Abi has chosen to dedicate her first poetry collection to us and in awe of how she finds the time and has the discipline to write.

“Lots of people in Abi's position don't even recognise that they are a carer. Every day they are working so much harder than other people, often with little support.

“The relief they feel when they join a group like ours can be immense, and strong friendships develop, often very quickly.

“We are hoping that once social distancing is further relaxed, Abi will run some informal poetry writing sessions for our other carers.”

Abi's poetry book is now available to buy on Amazon. More information is available via thewayfarersjourney.co.uk




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