Pointon author donates benches to old school

Michael Healey, left, and head Andrew Moss
Michael Healey, left, and head Andrew Moss
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TWO benches have been presented to a former policeman’s school thanks to profits made from his autobiography.

Michael Healey, 71, of Pointon Road, Billingborough, launched his book, Almost a Constable which is about his life as a police officer, at the beginning of last year.

He decided to use proceeds from his publication to help different causes including Gordon’s School, in Woking, Surrey.

Michael said: “Two benches have been bought, one bearing the words ‘Rest and be thankful’, and the other ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ and these have now been formally presented to my former school.”

The presentation of the benches, which cost about £1,000 in total, took place during a formal parade event on Sunday, September 25.

Michael also donated £500 to help twins Lydia and Ella Thompson, of Station Road, Morton, who suffered with the rare and incurable Tay-Sachs disease. They died aged three last year.

Michael thanked everyone who has supported him by buying his book, which is now out of print. He said: “It is thanks to publishing company Warners of Bourne that the book first appeared too.”