Long-standing supporter and friend of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, David Williams has launched his new poetry book, Ghastly Holidays. The collection features his comic take on action-packed weekends to the Shetlands, lamentable skiing in Lech, crazy hire-car trips in Corfu and rubber pollution in Polzeath. David takes the reader on a global poetic tour of catastrophic trips complemented by drawings sketched by Elliot Byrne.

£1 from each copy of Ghastly Holidays sold will go towards our work providing life-changing grants to soldiers, veterans and their families in need. David’s commitment follows the success of his first book Filthy Creatures, of which we were also beneficiaries.

This September, we were delighted to attend David’s book launch at The Swan at the Globe in celebration of his work. The room was full, laughter was plentiful and our bellies were bursting! Our very own Chief Executive, Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge; Chief of Staff, Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon; and ambassador, Stewart Harris took to the stage to talk about our charity, read a poem and tell their story. The reception they received from the crowd was uplifting and it was a pleasure to be a part of the evening.

To find out more about David’s books please visit www.oortpublications.co.uk.

You can also catch David performing at our Evening of Spoken Word on October 2nd near London Bridge. We can’t wait for the crowd to roar with laughter once again.


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