A WORDSMITH has teamed up with talented loved ones to write a second book of poetry.

Velma Dixon, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease seven years ago, released her first book of poems,Velma's Verses, in 2019.

It raised £2,500 for the charity Parkinson's UK to continue research into a cure for the disease, a progressive nervous system disorder which both she and husband Colin have.

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Now Mrs Dixon, from Ferryhill, has put together her second book of poetry and this time got a little help from her grandson, Woody, and sister, Joy.

The book is called Keeping It In The Family and all proceeds will be donated to the charity's research work.

Mr and Mrs Dixon are both extremely passionate about helping to find a cure.

The book can be purchased at Northeast Mobility on Market St, Ferryhill, or people who know Velma can contact her directly. The suggested donation is £10 per copy.

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