Ted’s memories help charity carry on work

AUTHOR Ted Elliott is on his way to raising hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity.

Ted wants to bring in some £300 from his book about his life as a Barnado’s Boy looked after by Dr Barnado’s, and his discovery of his
two sisters.

The true tale, Somebody’s Child, has been bought by more than 50 people.

It has also prompted several groups to ask Ted to talk to them about his time in Margaret Convalescent Home, which stood in Aldwick.

He said: “I’m really pleased with how things are going. This past year or two has been wonderful and I’m enjoying it.

“I’m giving £1 from each book to Barnado’s and all the money I get given from the bookings for the talks.

“I should raise £250-300. It’s not that much but it will help Barnado’s with its work, which is ongoing.”

Ted, 74, of Buckingham Court, Middleton, has given talks to the local branch of the MIND charity and has another booked for 4Sight, the wives’ group at St Richard’s Church in Aldwick and Bognor Regis Methodist Church.

He will also be selling his book at the Aldwick Preservation Society’s autumn fair.

The society looks after the duck pond on the site of the former home.

Somebody’s Child is on sale as well, priced £10, at Bognor Regis Museum on West Street.