THE adventures of a Tottington man who quit his job and travelled the world are the subject of a new book supporting Bury Hospice.
Phil Beswick, who was a civil servant, spent 12 months volunteering in south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand to help people in need.
His projects included helping to build a house in Sri Lanka, working on a cattle farm in Australia and teaching English in Thailand, Cambodia and Bali.
Along the way, 42-year-old Mr Beswick put pen to paper and wrote 75,000 words to record his experiences.
And his self-published book — named Soaring With Eagles, Flying With Turkeys? — went on sale on Friday.
Mr Beswick, of Booth Street, said: “When I first had the idea that I was going to do something different, I had the desire to write something. It documented all the inspirational places I went and the people I met.
“It’s primarily a travel adventure, but it’s also self-help. It’s very powerful and makes the reader question if they should be doing something like that.
“I have put a lot of time and effort into the book and I don’t think people will be disappointed.”
Five per cent from the sale of every book and Kindle download will be donated to Bury Hospice.
Two of Mr Beswick’s friends died in hospices while he was travelling and he has friends and family who work at the Dumers Lane centre.
And while he has settled in Bury for now, Mr Beswick will work as a carpenter in Norway later this year and is planning more charity and volunteer work.
To buy his book, go to philbeswick.com or amazon.co.uk. Signed copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.