Author donates profits from 'Life is a Joke' book

22 Jan 2018

Author Steven Wise will donate half of the profits from sales of his joke book of funny stories and quips. 

After writing 'Life is a Joke' Steven decided to dedicate half of the profits from the second run of his book.

Steven previously worked as a driver at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London where he collected patients from all areas of London, giving him a close connection to the charity.

"My friend took the book to his father who was really ill and it cheered him up," said Chris.

He added: "People have told me for years that I should write a book. I honestly believe that laughter is the best medicine." 

Stand up comedian turned fundraiser 

Before writing the book Steven had dabbled in stand up comedy, and believes in the positive effect that laughter can bring to healing patients. 

Steven's generosity has spanned across several causes, having donated the proceeds of the first run of the book to support the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

Steven's kind donation to us will help to fund extraordinary healthcare across the Barts Health Hospitals, as well as research projects that will potentially have international reach and impact.

Thank you Steven for your innovative way of supporting our work, and for giving us a few laughs along the way!

Steven's book 'Life is a Joke' can be purchased at our hub in St Bartholomew's, Daunt Books on Cheapside or from Amazon.


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