Profits from sales of Adam Kay’s Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You (Trapeze) have raised £250,000 for charity in 11 weeks
Published in 100 days from initial idea to hitting the bookshops across the UK, and supported by a list of famous names sharing their personal stories of the health service, Dear NHS has sold almost 85,000 copies across all formats.
All profits from the book go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects, and The Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children.
Editor Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt, said: "I am beyond proud that the book has raised a quarter of a million pounds (and counting) for charity – and endlessly grateful to book buyers, booksellers, reviewers and tweeters the country over for making this happen, as well as to all the wonderful contributors. As dark clouds start to gather again, it’s never been more important to remember the 1.5 million people who are the NHS. Thank you – this book is for you."
Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You is published by Trapeze in hardback and ebook, priced £16.99. A minimum of £3.09 from the sale of each book will be paid to NHS Charities Together and £0.16 will be paid to The Lullaby Trust.