HAILSHAM: Kevin pens new book from the heart

Kevin Newton and his wife Francine with the book
Kevin Newton and his wife Francine with the book

A HAILSHAM man suffering from heart failure has written about his experience and helping charity in the process.

Kevin Newton, of Hawthylands Road, will launch his book ‘Your Soul Is More Important Than Your Heart’ on Friday, May 27 at the Link coffee shop in Market Square.

The 53-year-old has had heart problems for around five years after suffering a heart attack. He had an emergency quadruple bypass and recently decided to write down his thoughts and feelings. The publication took him around 18 months and all proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation.

Mr Newton said, “Parts of it were quite distressing but I felt quite uplifted.

“One day my wife said to me about going to church and without changing my tablets and medication here I am two and a half, three years later and still ill but I have got my head around it. I have become a Christian through this and so has my wife.”

The book has a Christian theme and Mr Newton is hoping as many as possible will support his cause.

The launch is at the Link coffee shop, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm.