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.