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Another story told – while supporting a fantastic charity

Another story told – while supporting a fantastic charity

Date: 14th February 2023

It was great to recently close another chapter on our journey of helping people preserve their legacy for future generations by donating funds to a fantastic charity.

The recently completed project was a biography of Gavin Simpson, who documented his life story with us on the back of an auction prize won at the ABF The Soldiers' Charity Gala Dinner at the House of Lords in September 2021.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity, formerly known as the Army Benevolent Fund, is a national organisation that was first established in 1944 and is responsible for providing financial, emotional and practical support to veteran service men and women.

It stands at the forefront of support for the Army community, supporting 65,000 people in 48 countries last year. As one of the largest funders in the sector, the charity awards grants to individuals and families, and funds leading organisations that support soldiers, former soldiers, and their families.

The voucher for our services was given to Gavin having been won by Gavin’s son-in-law, General Sir James Rupert Everard, and his wife at the auction and gifted to Gavin. Gavin himself has links to the Forces having joined the Seaforth Highlanders regiment of the Army at 18 years old.

Gavin’s book documents his life story in a personal and candid way, outlining his experience including his early years, business ventures and marriage. Titled “Lucky in Life”, Gavin opens by describing how his life changed drastically when, aged 14, his family moved to Edinburgh, something that he describes as a “life changing event”.

After months of interviews, planning and preparation, Gavin’s book was finished, and copies of his fully completed biography was shipped to him. We are always happy to hear the feedback from our customers who have gone through our storytelling process of reflection and received a finished biography.

Part of the process involves digging out old photographs, documents and things that have significant sentimental value, as this will help the reflection process and pinpoint key memories in your life. For more on why the reflection process if beneficial, click here.

Once the book was finished, we were sent some very kind words of thanks:


We are glad that Gavin is happy with his finished book, and hope that he and his family are able to enjoy it and pass it down to future generations of the Simpson family.

If you would like to find out more about writing and printing your own autobiography contact us today.