This week Clowns in the Sky took delivery of 5 boxes of a beautiful children’s book titled ‘Chicken Legs’ Arroyo ‘ written and illustrated by Jenny Lucas from Glasgow. Jenny is a recent recipient of a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. His words and not ours ” You have made a beautiful tribute to Maisie’ s life with your heartwarming book ‘Chicken Legs’ Arroyo’. Through grief you have created a universal story of strength and bravery. ‘Lyn Weston received a newsletter from Points of Light as her and Richard Chambers have held their award since January 2020. Immediately Lyn knew that Clowns could provide a copy of this beautiful book to every children’s ward we support and all whilst supporting another amazing charity, and the legacy of the funny, determined and full of sass little Maisie. Jenny says “The book is a tribute to my friends’ daughter, Maisie Arroyo, who died in September 2020, aged one, from a rare childhood cancer. Maisie was born prematurely and nicknamed Chicken Legs due to her legs not being fully filled out when she was born. The book was originally started as a first birthday present for Maisie. “We are not going to give the story away but what we will say is that it is a story of perseverance, bravery and overcoming life’s challenges with the support of good friends. Following Maisie’s death, Jenny decide to self-publish and raise funds for a childhood cancer charity ‘LoveOliver’, who had supported Maisie and her family during treatment. The charity is founded by a couple who also hold a Points of Light, Jennifer and Andy Gill. So ‘Chicken Legs’ Arroyo ‘ will be in every Summer refill parcel and also one lucky person will have a chase to win the beautifully, heartfelt inscribed copy at our Winter Ball. This is a message from Lyn: If childhood cancer was a tree there would be many branches, Clowns in the Sky being one and LoveOliver being another, together we grow by supporting each other. The story within this beautiful book is one that will touch many of the children in the hospitals we support. We’d like to add that Clowns is proud to be associated with LoveOliver, and is honoured to be able to help keep Maisie’s legacy alive. And not forgetting a thank you to Jenny.