GOOD WORD: Executive officer of Grafton Base Hospital John Wickham with author Margaret Hodgson.
GOOD WORD: Executive officer of Grafton Base Hospital John Wickham with author Margaret Hodgson.

Fundraiser is a novel idea

by Emma Cornford

IT was around four years ago that Margaret Hodgson's granddaughter was taken ill.

She ended up receiving life-saving care at the Grafton Base Hospital; now Ms Hodgson has written a young adult novel and is donating one dollar from each book sold at Woolworths to the GBH children's ward.

The story, Breeze and Mugara's Magic Stones, tells the tale of girl named Breeze, who is on a search to find her grandmother and her dog.

Set mainly around the Clarence Valley, it is based on real life characters and incorporates fantasy and local Aboriginal legend.

Ms Hodgson has collaborated on other books in the past, but this is her first venture into the young adult genre.

"This is a whole new thing for me. I just thought this would be a nice thing to do for Christmas to at least get a donation together," she said.

The novel is available in the book aisle at Woolworths, Grafton.



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