Heartwarming tales raise cash for charity

Lorraine Bull pictured with daughter Natalie.
Lorraine Bull pictured with daughter Natalie.

A book of amusing and heartwarming real-life animal tales by a Sibsey woman has raised money for charity.

Avid writer Lorraine Bull sadly died of a brain tumour three years ago.

She was aged just 59.

She was an avid writer who loved nature and animals, and her stories featured in the parish magazine.

Her husband Nigel and grown-up children Natalie and Matthew collated all her short stories and published them in a book named after their animal-friendly countryside home: Havendale Happenings.

The Standard featured the weighty book in December - and now the proceeds from the sales have been donated to charity.

Two charities that were close to her heart – St Barnabas Hospice and St Margaret’s Church, Sibsey, have each received £370.

Husband Nigel said: “For more than 14 years, Lorraine wrote monthly stories for her Sibsey parish magazine - entertaining tales of how she and her family coped with caring for their many pets and their extensive garden.”

One story, called The Saga of Fred tells the tale of an unusual creature emerged from a fallen ash tree near their home, while Cocky Locky is about a cockerel that held Lorraine hostage in their green house.

The book is still available, priced £9.50.

Call 01205 750848 or email nataliebull23@fsmail.net