Three local writers have contributed work to a charity book of poetry and short stories celebrating Ukraine which has already sold more than 60 copies and raised more than £300.

The words of Paul Franklin from Alresford, Jenny Overy from Medstead and Barry Ryan from Alton all appear in Hope For Ukraine, published by Tim Saunders Publications.

All proceeds from sales of the book are being donated to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation, a non-profit organisation providing medical and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians and helping paramedics and doctors in areas affected by the war with Russia.

Tim Saunders said: “Words are extremely powerful. Positive words even more so. Publishing this book is the best way that I can help Ukraine.”

A black and white paperback version of the book is available at, while a colour paperback and ebook version can be obtained from