A TALENTED North Herefordshire teenager has illustrated the world's first and only personalised children's book about dementia.

Daisy Wilson, a graduate of Hereford College of Arts, has teamed up with Scottish social enterprise The Ally Bally Bee Project.

The project – run by an Edinburgh-based family alongside author Elvira Ashby, illustrator Daisy Wilson and graphic designer Jody Hogg – aims to ease distress for children and families affected by dementia while also raising money for dementia charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Alzheimer Scotland and many other national and international organisations.

Daisy, from Leysters, near Leominster, said: "Working on the project has been such an amazing experience – it challenged me on a professional level but also an emotional one.

"My grandma, who had dementia, passed away while the book was being developed so it gave the project a whole new meaning to me. I hope the book can help children all around the world understand a love one's dementia and I look forward to the possibility of it being translated into other languages."

Daisy, 19, who went to Kimbolton School and Tenbury High School, was spotted on social media by the Ally Bally Bee project when she was taking a BTEC in Illustration at college in Hereford last year.

She is now studying illustration at UWE, Bristol.

After successfully raising more than £10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the book is now available to buy online – and can be delivered anywhere in the world. It has also been shortlisted for Scotland's Social Enterprise Awards which will take place in the Scottish Parliament in November.

Matthew Adams, project founder, said: “When I came across Daisy's illustrations on Instagram I was blown away and I was so happy when she agreed to work on the project. Her contribution to the project has taken the book to another level and our customers love her beautiful style of drawing."

Visit allyballybee.org to order the book.