KIPPY Mouse’s Hairy Adventure has landed a £2,500 windfall for Moray Friends of ARCHIE.
Keith vet Catherine Stables’ story about a little mouse and his amazing encounters with a cat and dog on the way to a lump of cheese has provided a happy ending to the Dr Gray’s children’s ward appeal.
Catherine has always loved reading bedtime stories to her two sons Euan (4) and Calum (3). That led her to write and illustrate a story of her own.
Kippy the mouse was born and after selling 500 copies of her debut children’s book in just three months, Catherine has presented the money to the local appeal to refurbish the children’s ward.
With support from Glen Grant and other business, family and individual sponsors, Catherine covered the costs of publication and donated all the proceeds to the charity.
"It has been amazing how well it has done because I didn’t think they would sell so quickly," said Catherine.
There are still a number of books for sale in outlets across Moray and the north of Scotland, and Catherine hopes the final total for the ARCHIE Foundation will hit £4,000.
She added: "It is a fantastic amount which wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing local support the project has had.
"Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored, donated to, sold or bought Kippy Mouse’s Hairy Adventure."
Catherine has already written other Kippy Mouse tales and other stories which she hopes to publish in the future.
Kippy Mouse’s Hairy Adventure is still available at the following outlets, priced £5:
•Keith – Paterson’s, Clark’s Pharmacy and Boogie Woogie.
•Lhanbryde – The Playbarn.
•Elgin – Elgin Library, WH Smith, Gordon and MacPhail, Scribbles, VIP Childcare and The Northern Scot office.
•Burghead – The Bothy.
•Huntly – The Linden Tree.
•Inverness – Simpson’s Garden Centre.