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Journalist’s autobiography raises £1,300 for hospice

Clinton RogersA total of £1,300 has been raised for charity through the sale of a former regional journalist’s autobiography.

The cash has been given to St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice through the sale of the book by Clinton Rogers, who started out on the Wellington Weekly News aged 16 and later worked for the Somerset County Gazette.

Clinton, pictured, went on to spend four years with the Bristol Evening Post, working in its Taunton office, before going on to a 40-year career with the BBC.

His book has been stocked by Rumwell Farm Shop, near Taunton, since November and copies have been sold at £12 apiece.

Clinton told the County Gazette: “It was wonderful that Rumwell Farm Shop agreed to stock my book and help support the hospice.

“I really hope people enjoy my story and help raise invaluable funds for the hospice and its work in the area.

“I have a very strong connection with the hospice. It’s a charity very close to my heart.”