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Former editor’s memoirs raise hundreds for charity in wife’s memory

A former editor has raised hundreds of pounds after publishing his memoirs for charity.

Peter White has handed over two cheques to St Mary’s Hospital, on the Isle of Wight, after writing ‘I’m Glad I Did – The Hazy, Crazy Life of a Journalist’.

HTFP reported in November how Peter had published the book about his career, which included a spell as editor Birmingham-based Saturday evening football newspaper the Sports Argus, to raise funds for two cancer units on the island.

Peter’s wife Trish died from cancer in 2011 at the age of 53.

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So far, his book has helped to raise more than £500 for 2 vital hospital departments through sales and donations.

Peter told the Island Echo: “I went along to meet the breast care and chemotherapy nurses at the local hospital to hand over money you have raised by buying my book or making a donation.

“They asked me to thank every one of you who has already helped them.

“Natasha, who is head of the chemotherapy unit, said the money would be used to buy wigs for ladies who lose their hair during treatment.

“Heather, from the Applegate breast care unit, said the money would buy specially adapted bras for ladies who’ve had a mastectomy.”