A HAMPSHIRE woman is raising money for the bereaved families of NHS workers through sales of her new book.

Gillian Jones-Williams, a business woman and motivational coach from Fareham is raising money for the bereaved families of the NHS workers who lost their lives during the pandemic.

The funds are being raised through the sales of her new book, ‘Locked Down But Not Out’ which she wrote during the first national lockdown.

The book covers "monumental moments" throughout the pandemic such as everyone clapping at their doorways in support of the NHS, Captain Sir Tom Moore completing his 100 garden laps, Gillian’s perception of the daily news bulletins, Government announcements and her love-hate relationship with Piers Morgan.

Gillian, said: "At first, I wasn’t too sure why I was writing each day apart from creating a memento that my family could read about in the future.

Daily Echo: Locked Down But Not Out book.

"As lockdown continued, I watched the NHS staff working so hard to save us in the most dreadful conditions, and I wanted to do something to support them and their loved ones.

"That’s when the light bulb moment happened, and I saw the book could become a way to provide direct help. They gave their lives to help our families. Now we must help theirs."

The author added that she is concerned that, as we ease out of lockdown, people will forget the sacrifices that NHS workers made to save our own families.

Because of this, the proceeds from the diary will also go to help find the NHS families that need support as there is currently said to be no centralised record.

Gillian, said: "Now that restrictions are easing and we are starting to emerge from the pandemic due to the mass vaccination programme, are we already forgetting the NHS workers who lost their lives saving our own families?

"This diary raises money for the bereaved families of the NHS workers and gives you a reminder of the unbelievable events that happened during the first lockdown. All proceeds go to the workers' families.”

The book is available to purchase on Amazon.