The Archie Foundation is publishing a fundraising book illustrated exclusively by local school pupils.
‘Archie And Amanda’s Amazing Adventure’ is written by long term Archie supporter Alec Franks.
Mr Franks kindly donated the book to the children’s charity at the end of 2021. In May, Archie’s appealed for local school children to help bring the story to life.
More than 1,200 fantastic pictures flooded in from north-east school pupils.
The Archie Foundation – which helps thousands of sick and bereaved kids and their families across the north-east every year – is holding a special exhibition of all the pictures from 8-9 October at Union Square, Aberdeen.
Meanwhile, 50 very special illustrations feature in the final publication.
“The book itself will be a great fundraiser for the charity and will become a permanent fixture in our charity merchandise,” said Cassie McGunnigle from The Archie Foundation, which is based at Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital.
“It will also be used within the hospital and gifted to children that we support. The book will be relatable for many children who spend time in hospital, while containing elements of magic and make-believe.
“It’s been an absolute privilege to work alongside Alec Franks on this project. The book has shed a whole new light on our mascot Archie and I’m so excited that we are bringing him to life in a children’s book.”
Amanda And Archie’s Big Adventure
In the book, eight-year-old Amanda spends most of her time in hospital. Although she knows it is the best place to get better, she dreams of going on a huge adventure.
Amanda had just about had enough of being in hospital when out of nowhere, a magical bear named Archie appeared.
But who was he and why did he do such mischievous things? Amanda had no idea that she was about to go on the biggest adventure of her life.
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