Over 250 copies sold of SYP charity title

Over 250 copies sold of SYP charity title

The Society of Young Publishers has sold over 250 copies of The Gilbert Collection anthology of poetry, including the work of a terminally ill teenager, to raise money for cancer research.
 
The SYP embarked on the project after it was contacted by Hannah Gilbert to say her brother Matthew Gilbert, a keen poet, was terminally ill with cancer and had a dying wish to see his work published.
 
Ten of Matthew’s poems were published alongside 10 poems from other male writers in The Gilbert Collection. More than 250 copies have been sold so far, for a minimum donation of £5 for each anthology.
 
The project has now raised £2,600 for the Everyman charity, which raises funds for prostate and cancer research conducted by the Institute of Cancer Research.
 
Lottie Chase, chair of the SYP, said: “The SYP would like to thank everyone for supporting us in creating the collection which is also the first publishing venture for the SYP excepting our quarterly magazine. We have had kind words and wishes sent from around the world. Plans are underway to have a small launch party later in the summer."
 
To donate and receive a copy of The Gilbert Collection, visit here.