£20,000 raised for RICE

£20,000 raised for RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People) from HisWorld book sales at The Salisbury Museum.

The Salisbury Museum, the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby are delighted to announce that following ‘Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’ exhibition at the museum, substantial funds have been raised, which will be donated to RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People) in Bath.

When the HisWorld exhibition opened at the museum in September 2017, a special little blue book was created to accompany it. The book ‘Terry Pratchett: HisWorld – A Brief Guide to Discworld’ was compiled by writer Stephen Briggs, with illustrations by Paul Kidby. In sixty pages, Stephen took the reader on a journey through Discworld, with an introduction to some of its most famous characters. It also features the amazing story of how the exhibition happened to come to the museum in the first place by the exhibition curator Richard Henry. The decision was taken by the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett before the exhibition opened, that 50% of the proceeds from the blue book sales would be donated to RICE, in honour of Sir Terry. By the time the exhibition closed on 14 January, it had been visited by over 21,000 people. Sales of the book were incredible and as a result £20,000 has been raised for this fantastic institution.

Professor Roy Jones, who looked after Sir Terry during his illness and Director of RICE said “We were pleased to contribute to the outstanding Terry Pratchett: HisWorld exhibition. Terry’s loyal fans have again surpassed themselves so that a donation of £20,000 has been made to our centre in Bath. We are very grateful for this money which will go directly towards supporting our vital research and support programme to improve life for people with dementia everywhere.”

Rob Wilkins, manager of Sir Terry’s estate said, ‘The Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’ exhibition gave readers old and new, an insight into Terry’s creative endeavours, as well as his life away from the keyboard. We are delighted that we could produce a special book to complement the exhibition and support the invaluable work by RICE – one of Terry’s favourite charities.’