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FORMER Army mum Eleanor Broaders has had a book of her poetry accepted into the Imperial War Museum’s permanent collection.

The poet describes her self-published collection, Run Fast, Keep Low as “the story of a mum and how war affects families when sometimes the families get forgotten about”.

Eleanor began writing poetry as a teenager and she found it helped her cope with experiences whilst son Kevin was away on operations in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

During his tour in Helmand, Kevin suffered a seizure related to the pressure of the deployment and was later medically discharged.

Eleanor has since been supporting Kevin as his carer with assistance from SSAFA as a member of its Support Group for Families of Injured Service Personnel.

You can order Run Fast, Keep Low through amazon.co.uk, with proceeds going to SSAFA and other military charities.

WIN! Army&You has a copy of this poignant collection, worth £7.99, to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, click here.

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