Ricky's chilling words will be heart warming boost for Rowcroft campaign

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Ricky Dale - Credit: Submitted

Musician turned author Ricky Dale's latest book may be a little spine-chilling but he doesn't want to scare off potential fans and buyers as he has joined our Raise for Rowcroft campaign.

Ricky, who lives in Torquay, has just released his latest piece of work, a new ghost story 'with a difference' called I knew the bride when she used to Rock n Roll''.

And Ricky is donating £1.50p to the Torbay Weekly fund-raising campaign every time he sells a book which retails at £ 7.99.

He says: "Thanks for allowing me this privilege to help Rowcroft."

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Ricky's latest book - Credit: Submitted

The Torbay Weekly has adopted Rowcroft as its charity of the year and is hoping to raise £50,000 over the next 12 months.

The Torbay Weekly is still delivered to 18,000 homes free of charge across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Another 8,000 copies are available to buy at around 120 outlets in the Bay and across South Devon with 20p from every £1 newspaper sale going straight into the Raise for Rowcroft appeal.

This will be Ricky's fifth novel and is based largely on true happenings.

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Ricky was born in England and raised in West Africa and North America. A former musician, Ricky’s singing career began in 1959 and he became known for his individual style and heartfelt rendering of ballads, and the contrast of his wild Rock ’n Roll.

He once duetted with Danny Kaye and performed with international crooners like Johnnie Ray.

He was also MD of several innovative companies in the West of England for 21 years, but now spends his time writing.

His books are available from Amazon, Waterstones and other online booksellers. Any books purchased from him direct will be automatically subject to a discounted price in favour of Rowcroft .
Contact Ricky on 01803 310401 or 07901 950774, Email: ricky.dale@hotmail.co.uk or pop in to see him at 23a Fore Street in the St Marychurch shopping precinct.

Meanwhile, an appeal to readers to donate books for a special Torbay Weekly/Raise for Rowcroft book sale has been amazing with hundreds of books dropped in at our office in Castle Circus.