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Iggy Rock

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Raised by 6 people in 10 months
I am seeking donations to fund the release of Iggy Rock, a wonderful children's book written by my brother Graeme Allen, honouring his memory and imparting his legacy by spreading the word about a healthy life, good nutrition, right from wrong and about never giving up on friends!

Your donation will be used to publish some of the initial book and CD packages to get started, and will use the proceeds of the sale of these to print more as required.

If you are able to contribute to our fund, we thank you for your help to get the book out there.

Iggy Rock- 4.5 billion years in the making

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The story of Graeme and Iggy :

Local handyman, painter and writer Graeme Allan went to work on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on the 2th of February 2018, his 69th birthday and had a good day. That night his partner and stepson had a small celebration of the day and gave presents. His extended family rang him and wished him good health and a long life. He told me, his brother, that he’d had a great day as the book/media package he’d been working on for the last 5 years (at night and on weekends) was finally finished. His next few weeks of work would supply the funds needed to purchase book stock, cd’s and the website was waiting to be put into action. Sadly, he passed away peacefully in his sleep, that very night, from and Aneurism.

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The book he wrote was about a little rock called Iggy, who became a walking, talking Rock, a character based on Graeme’s little dog Jessie. Iggy travelled from Yosemite national park into Holly wood, meeting all manner of humans and creatures on the way. 

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Iggy lived his life in the book, in much the same way as Graeme did in his own life, spreading the word about a healthy life, good nutrition, right from wrong and about never giving up on friends. He was my big brother and kept the rolf going for all of my 67 years, never ceasing to offer support when needed. He did the same for his extended family and friends with his wise counsel and good humour, until the day he died. He was an accomplished musician, dancer, martial artist, surfer, writer and builder who had a beautiful singing voice.

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We are asking for donations to fund some of the initial book and cd packages to get started, and will use the proceeds of the sale of these to print more if required. There are 2 Iggy Books, one for children with all illustrations done by his talented stepson Daniel Bolling, who did all the artwork for the entire project (danielbolling.com), and a book for adults- The same story in both, but beautifully crafted for both ranges. The adult book is full of little chunks of all the famous movies and their stars, delightfully altered into rock and plant names, with lots of great music references from the best of that medium. The three CD set was put together containing most of the songs mentioned in the book, plus three original songs written for 3 characters in the book. The original pieces were written by me and recorder in studio by my son Daniel Willington and a few of his friends, so it is a real family project.

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The CD package contains some surprises though as before every track there is an introduction from a famous Hollywood star done by the famous Australian impersonator Ben Price, with most of the copy written by Graeme specifically for these recordings. The whole concept of these works came from the way “G (as he was known) lived his life. He wasn’t a saint, nor a devil but was passionate about living his life to the fullest until his last breath.

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If you are able to contribute to our fund, we thank you for your help to get the book out there, if a contribution is not possible, we hope that you might head to Iggyrock.com in the future, and see this incredible website as a mark on the earth that was sadly denied him whilst living.

Yours Sincerely, Ian Willington
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