AN ISLE of Wight author has released a children's book to raise funds for the NHS and Mountbatten in Newport.

Harriet Kent has been moved by the efforts of people fundraising during the Covid-19 pandemic, spurring her decision to pen the new work of fiction.

Humphrey Comes to the Rescue is the second children’s book in a series entitled The Adventures of Humphrey.

It tells of Humphrey the horse, who raises the alarm when an elderly neighbour is suddenly taken seriously ill with Covid-19, and subsequently rushed to intensive care.

Humphrey, along with his animal friends, wishes to raise funds for the local hospital to pay for vital equipment and PPE. As a very keen dancer, he arranges an all-night dance event.

Streamed on the internet, and with a fundraising donations page created by an extremely intelligent owl, the show goes viral with a substantial amount of money raised.

The book tells an uplifting story of how a group of animals come together to provide support for their community.

Harriet said: "All royalties from the book will be donated equally between the NHS and Mountbatten Hospice in Newport. My editor, Stephanie Dagg of Editing Zone, has kindly waived her fees in response to the effort."

Aimed at five to eight year olds, Humphrey Comes to the Rescue will soon be available on Amazon as either an e-book or paperback.