The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Shapps supports Jiggly Boggly

Last week, local MP Grant Shapps met with the man behind the new illustrated children’s book ‘Jiggly Boggly and the GOSH Monsters’ to show his support for the book which gives all of its proceeds to a leading children’s hospital.

The idea of Jiggly Boggly was thought up by Welwyn Garden City resident, Clark Beecroft, 26, as a way of raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. To keep GOSH alive the hospital needs to raise over £50 million every year.

Clark worked with schoolchildren and 4 inpatients from GOSH to create the book’s 34 monster characters. Dr Lisa Sainsbury then composed a story which linked the monsters together. The story follows Jiggly Boggly, the main monster character, as he travels around London meeting all the other weird and wonderful monsters imagined by the schoolchildren.

Shortly after meeting Clark and getting his hands on a copy of the book, Grant said, “I was delighted to meet Clark and to read about some of Jiggly Boggly’s adventures! This book is a fantastic way of raising money for such a worthwhile charity. I can’t praise Clark highly enough for spending 18 months of his spare time working to bring this book out. With all proceeds going to GOSH I encourage everyone to visit and to buy a copy!”

Grant with Clark Beecroft

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