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Any money raised over the cost of printing, packing and posting the book will be given to charity in memory of James. James is buried in Taynton churchyard, Gloucestershire, ( St Lawrence church) Some funds would be donated here and we would like to donate to other charities in the future too. There has been a considerable amount of fundraising already since James death to the stroke association and to Taynton church, we thank everyone for their donations. It means so much to James' family that you have been so supportive.
In memory of James we want to print 200 copies of the book he created when he was 18yrs during his solo bike ride from Cheltenham to Scotland. 7 A pledge of £15 will reserve you a copy of the book when it is published (£20 if it needs posting to you in UK ) Just add a bit more to the pledge if you want us to deliver outside UK to cover postage. There are bigger pledges for those of you who want more books and there are some extra benefits with some of the larger pledges. We want to keep James memory alive by sharing his book with friends family and others and hope it may inspire you. Any profits made will be donated to charity.
About the project
We are hoping to publish 200 copies of James's book " A Teenager, A Bike and A Camera" in his memory. Since his tragic death in a RTA, while cycling in Dec 2014, so many of his friends and family have said they would love a copy of his book it has been hard to know how to achieve this in the best way possible. He only ever produced 4 hardback versions in his lifetime as costs were so high. Trying to find a publisher to print in small number is so expensive to keep costs as low as possible we will produce 200 softback copies. We have found a local Gloucestershire printer who can do this for us. James was a remarkable and inspiring young man. If there is any profit made through this project after paying the printing costs, postage and packing, donations will be given to charity in James memory.
James's grandparents have been amazing in their help in getting this project started. Below I have added the forward they have added to the beginning of the book, which tells you more details about James. You can also check some of James wonderful photos on the link below, His book is full of over 70 colour photographs of his adventure through England to Scotish Isles.