A lot of us found we had more spare time than we are used to during Lockdown. For some, that meant finding new hobbies. But for 9-year-old Michael Sullivan, it meant finding a new passion, and fundraising from it!
Starting the Quest
An avid reader of the likes of Tolkien & Terry Pratchet, Michael has allowed his fantasy-filled imagination to flow onto paper for the first time. Where he would normally be on the football pitch or the ice hockey rink, the postponement of sports & sports clubs during the pandemic saw him find other pursuits to pass the time.
He based his story around friends from school that he was unable to spend time with, and even saw himself as a character in the guise of ‘Michael the forgetful Wizard’. This story tells of two princesses and their superpowers and follows their quest of how they use their powers.
Michael wrote this story out by hand, and then it has been typed up and printed out, with a little help from mum and dad. Selling copies of ‘The Quest’ hot off the press, Michael raised £200 from his debut novel!
Fundraising for the Friends
Michael chose to donate his first books revenue to the Wisdom Hospice. They cared for both his Grandmother and Grandfather, Alison McManigam and Michael Sullivan.
We are so grateful to Michael and his family for thinking of us and choosing to make this donation to us. Creative ways of fundraising like this really help support the Friends Fundraising and ultimately the patients and families under the care of the Wisdom Hospice.
He is hoping to write more with his friends, so his next book could well be on the way. Michael hopes to rise in the Ice Hockey ranks and get a scholarship to go to Canada. He even hopes to make team GB, to represent his country playing the sport he loves. But in the meantime, he will continue to explore his imagination with his fantastic stories. And just in case in the future, Michael Sullivan is a household name on the back of storybooks everywhere. We are very pleased to be the first to publish the first edition of ‘The Quest’. Please click to read it!
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