A FIRST-TIME author has donated copies of her new children's book to St Rocco's Hospice to thank them for caring for her dad.

Gill Acton Pointon, 38, from Latchford, works at St Monica's primary school in Appleton and decided to write a children's book called 'Where are we today?' which is dedicated to her parents.

Gill said: "I'm a teaching assistant and writing a book was something I'd always wanted to do.

"My mum passed away 10 years ago and my Dad passed away in St Rocco's Hospice in 2017.

"The staff were brilliant and this was my way of paying them back so I donated 100 books for them to sell in their shops.

"It's quite a simple book.

"It's about two pigeons flying around the UK and visiting different places- it's how I imagine my mum and dad now.

"It's aimed at preschool children because I've been working with children for so long.

"I have read it to some of the children I work with and I was really pleased with their reaction."

'Where are we today?' is available to buy from St Rocco's Hospice shops and all proceeds will go towards the running of the hospice and the care of its patients.