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                                                              MANEA MATTERS
      LET’S FIND

      A CURE

                                                      Dementia Stats
      I first started to write poetry after reading my
      daughter's poem 'Rainfall' [in the book], written   £10 could buy slides so scientists can
      whilst travelling home from London, where I     study 100 samples
      drive tube trains for a living.              £20 could fund one-hour of
                                                   ground-breaking research
      When lockdown started I was trying to be
      mindful, taking note of what was going on   £50 could provide access to specialist
      around me and lines just started coming into   equipment to study live cells
      my head. Faceless, my first self-published poetry
      book, covers topics such as Covid, mental health,
      growing old and growing up.
      To date I have sold 220 copies and have plans to
      publicise it in various ways to a wider audience.

           I have had some great
            feedback from young
            and old which means
               so much to me.

      I have had some great feedback from young and
      old which means so much to me. One particular
      example  is  of  a  teacher  getting  in  touch  to
      say she  has been using  it at the  beginning of
      her lessons with her students and they have   The books are priced at £10 per copy
      now been inspired to write their own poems.   [p&p £1.60]
      I am  planning  to set up  a project to  include   To order your copy, and support Alzheimer's
      their poems in a small book which they can   Research UK, please contact me by:
      sell and raise money for their school or a local
      community project.                    t. 01354 680150     m. 07957 190437
                                            or    e.
      All the proceeds are going to Alzheimer’s
      Research UK, as this is a charity close to mine   You can also follow my story or order through
      and my family’s heart, as we lost my mother-in-  Instagram@face_less2020
      law to this horrible disease.         Adam Waugh

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