TWELVE authors from Hampshire have seen their work published in a new book that is raising money to help Ukrainians.

Their work has been published in the book of poetry and short stories celebrating Ukraine, which has already sold 79 copies, raising more than £400 so far, with the hopes of raising more.

All the proceeds from the sale of Hope for Ukraine published by Tim Saunders Publications are being donated to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the war.

The foundation provides medical and humanitarian aid and helps paramedics and doctors in the areas affected by the violence in Ukraine.

Tim Saunders, publisher of Hope for Ukraine, said: “Publishing this book is the best way that I can help Ukraine.

“Words are extremely powerful, positive words even more so, it took me a while to decide what I could do to help and did consider other fundraising initiatives but for me nothing was as powerful as art and literature.

“Then I thought about how many of us in the west are guilty of taking hope and freedom for granted, these two themes have become the focus of this book.

“I have been overwhelmed by the interest in this publication from the media as well as from poets, writers and artists.”

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The work of more than 40 contributors from across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia has been published in Hope for Ukraine, which is available as an ebook and paperback from Amazon.

Hampshire contributors include Paul Franklin, from Alresford, Dan Boylan from Wickham and Kato Smart from Wickham.

It costs £18.50 paperback and £29.99 hardback.

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