Lakeland Lad donates book proceeds to CancerCare

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Posted in Blog Tags Cancer, CancerCare, Len Hayton, Rhymes & Recollections of a Lakeland Lad, South Lakeland

A local author from Kendal is about to publish a very special book about his life and work as a country lawyer in Lakeland and plans to donate some of the proceeds to CancerCare.

lenRhymes & Recollections of a Lakeland Lad is a light-hearted and often amusing patchwork of Len Hayton’s life and interests in verse, story and song. His writings are entertaining as well as thought-provoking. Len can no longer do a sponsored Penny Farthing ride or a sponsored walk but he hopes that you will sponsor this book for charity and enjoy the reading of it. He believes in diversion therapy and has found the writing of this book a bright solace as days go by.

Len lost his wife Joy to pancreatic cancer at Christmas 2007, his friend and law partner Michael Winkley in January 2010, and his eldest daughter Jacqueline in April 2016. He himself is in the last stages of multiple myeloma. By the magic of the internet Len met Jean in March 2010 and they were married in July the same year.

Len and Jean Hayton

When Jean found all Len’s writings about his life and work as a country lawyer in Lakeland, she persuaded him to write a book which was published as in 2011. The 1,000 copy print-run sold out very quickly and people asked for a reprint. Instead, it has been decided to publish a revised shorter and lighter edition including some new material and a number of illustrations.

Len and Jean have decided to fund all the printing and publication of this new book (164 pages including 12 pages in colour)themselves as their contribution and give all the proceeds of sale to be divided between CancerCare and St John's Hospice at Home service.

Len and Jean hope you will sponsor them in their project by securing a sponsored copy for yourself and perhaps for Christmas presents. If you have friends who would like copies, please let them know.

To order a copy email Jean at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 015395 61711 or download a leaflet with a paper order form.