Talk and books help charity

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A talk on the Wars of the Roses by best selling author and historian Dan Jones raised more than £1,600 for The Children’s Society.

The event was held at Marsh Gibbon Church near Aylesbury and the presenter of Channel 5’s Britain’s Bloody Crown also donated signed copies of his books to the cause.

Dan, who grew up in Buckinghamshire, was supporting his mum Lynne and sister Eve who will be trekking the Great Wall of China in April is aid of the charity.

Together they aim to raise an impressive £5,700 to help support some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.

Dan said: “I’m so proud of Mum and Eve for taking on this fantastic challenge for The Children’s Society.

“When they asked me to get involved in their fundraising I jumped at the chance. I was excited to come back to Buckinghamshire in support of such an amazing cause and reconnect with some old friends.”

His mum was also pleased with the turnout. She said: “Seeing so many gathered in a beautiful old church listening to historical tales was a real highlight. We’re grateful so many came out on a cold night to support us.”

This is Mrs Jones’s third sponsored event for The Children’s Society.

She said: “The Great Wall will be a real challenge but it’s great to be joining forces with Eve. I’m sure we’ll keep each other motivated when the going gets tough.”

>Sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/lynne-and-eve-jones12