28th Oct, 2016

Book tells story of life of Brian

Evesham Editorial 27th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM man who has undergone dialysis for the last 16 years along with two failed kidney transplants has released his autobiography.

Brian Bennett has chronicled his struggles in ‘A Badsey Boy’ but also shared heartwarming stories from his early childhood up to present day.

Originally born in Badsey, Mr Bennett has lived in Evesham for more than 30 years but suffers with the kidney disease end-stage renal failure (ESRF), a diagnosis which inspired him to write the book for others to share his tales.

Despite the battles, the 61-year-old has made a major impact on the angling world, having fished for some of the top teams around with an impressive trophy cabinet to show for it.

The ‘How I fished the River Avon’ section of the book illustrates his success in the fishing community, which despite the good and bad times through his life, has always been a deep passion.

Mr Bennett, said: “I felt the need to write this book, not for my own humble achievements, but for all the good friends I have made over the years.

“In my life I have tried to help people not only with fund-raising, but with any help that I have been able to give to others.”

“I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed my life,” he added.

A devotee to charity, Mr Bennett has raised a large amount of money for various organisations over the years and with every copy of the book sold at £10, he will donate £7 to St Richards Hospice.

A Badsey Boy can be bought locally through the Spar shop, butchers and legion club in Badsey, the Bait Box and Discount Tackle in Evesham, WL Browns in Pershore and via e-mail on benneredfin@hotmail.co.uk