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Lockdown diary turned into book for charity

The lockdown diary of a Gloucester insurance broker has been turned into a book to raise funds for local NHS charities.

Matt Cass, director of Cass-Stephens Insurance in Barnwood, posted tongue-in-cheek Facebook entries for 100 days throughout the first national coronavirus lockdown.

Outlining his struggles while home schooling his children, only being able to go out for daily exercise and living in fear of running out of toilet paper, Zombie Apocalypse is available in paperback and as an e-book through Amazon.

Mr Cass, 47, from Longford, was president of the Rotary Club of Gloucester during the initial lockdown.

He said: "I've always been a bit of a joker and liked to entertain my family and friends.

"When I used up the toilet roll in the downstairs toilet at the start of lockdown and the height of the panic buying, I thought it was a perfect time to post something funny on social media."

He continued: "What started off as a bit of fun to hopefully put a smile on people's faces during what looked like a decidedly depressing period turned into a 100-day diary.

"When my friend Paul and I had finished a charity run and were enjoying our first pint in a pub post lockdown, I mentioned that I would love to write a book. He pointed out I already had in my lockdown diary."

The e-book costs £3.99 with the paperback £19.99 from amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P52ZFKN with all royalties going to the Cheltenham and Gloucester NHS Charity.

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