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May 18, 2022

#3/3 Hannah, Little Alf and Friends

#3/3 Hannah, Little Alf and Friends

In this episode Susan talks to award winning author and entrepeneur Hannah Russell. Hannah started writing a blog about Little Alf, her minature shetland pony, when she was aged 16 and had her first book published at the age of 17. Since then she has written a series of books, 14 at the time of this interview. This includes an autobiographical account of life with Little Alf who has helped her over many of the challenges and ups and downs of recent years.Hannah has a small menagerie of rescue pets in the Yorkshire dales and they provide inspiration for her stories as well as actively being featured with her online.

Hannah believes in helping others and is an ambassador for 3 charities, Helping Rhinos, Brooke Action for working horses, donkeys and mules and Wild Welfare.She is also a charity fundraiser raising awareness for Sarcoma Cancer, recently having surgery and radiotherapy herself when she was diagnosed with sarcoma in 2020. Thankfully she is now in remission.

At the age of 25 she is a bundle of energy, designing clothing ranges to raise funds for the charities she supports and is soon about to launch a Wild and Country clothing range. In her free time she writes for the Yorkshire Times and is also illustrating a lot of her own work now.

Her mantra is " Live life to the fullest, make memories, keep smiling and don't look back"  advice that many of us would benefit from following.

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About the Host:

Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and  on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.

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