A MUM who has written a children’s book has contributed to a unique literary collection which will serve as a lasting reminder of life in lockdown and also raise funds to support the work of carers.

Stacey Radcliffe, of Rhyl, who was diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer at the age of 30, recently started a new chapter in her life with her book Winnie and Daisy: The Adventurous Duo .

She has now written a poem as part of new book Lockdown Lit which features short stories, musings and poems from about 60 different independent authors.

Stacey, 37, a mum of four who is married to Gareth, 38, said: "I feel incredibly proud to have contributed my poem called Lockdown 2020.

"This book not only gave me the chance to write and reflect on my own thoughts, experience and memories of lockdown and Covid-19 but also the chance to explore the many obstacles that we as a nation have had to face and overcome too.

"It is a beautiful piece of history."

Lockdown Lit is thought to be one of the first literary collections of its kind to be published during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Stacey added: "I am so grateful to Sue Miller [Sue Miller, founder of Team Author UK (TAUK)], publishers of Lockdown Lit] for giving me this wonderful opportunity."

Sue Miller, editor and founder of TAUK, who came up with the new book idea, said: “The last few months have been an extraordinary time for everyone. It’s been an absolutely fantastic team effort with authors and illustrators anxious to contribute their interpretations and raw emotions to our anthology Lockdown Lit.

“Without a doubt the current pandemic is set to go down in history. We have all adjusted, adapted, re-invented and reflected during this time.

“In years to come children will study the global coronavirus crisis in the same way as others have learned about the First World War and Second World War and this book will serve as an ever-lasting reminder on people’s bookshelves of what life was like in 2020.

“At the same time proceeds from the book will be used to support the valiant work of carers across Wales.”