Packaging firm helps young author start new chapter

L-R: Toni Ellis, Paul Langhan, Mitchell Wray and his mother Tanya

VPK Packaging has helped a young writer to launch a book which aims to raise funds for his school.

Eight-year-old Mitchell Wray’s Halloween-themed story, called LOST!, is about a 120-year-old mystery in Wistow village and is the second book the youngster has written to raise money for Wistow Parochial Primary School.

Like his last story, The Songbird Saga, people were welcomed to show their support by purchasing his book and VPK Packaging joined other local businesses in providing a donation.

Toni Ellis, operations manager at VPK Packaging Selby, said, “When we found out eight-year-old Mitchell had released a short story to raise money for his primary school, we were amazed by both his writing talent and willingness to support his local community, and we knew we had to help. At VPK Packaging, we recognise the importance of supporting our local community, especially in a time of such difficulties. Fundraising initiatives such as this are what brings everyone together and we are proud to be able to help.”

Mitchell and his mother, Tanya, recently visited VPK Packaging’s Selby site to deliver copies of the book to Toni and conversion manager, Paul Langhan.

Toni added, “We were delighted to receive our own copies from Mitchell in person and send our congratulations to him on the success of both his book and fundraising creativity – and we very much look forward to reading his next story!”