Parkinsons 'opens a new world' for Manx poet Michael Cowin
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Parkinson's 'opens a new world' for a Manx poet

A Parkinson's Disease patient who has raised £5,500 for charity by releasing books of self-penned poetry says he hopes his work will "inspire others".

Michael Cowin, from the Isle of Man, has written hundreds of verses since his diagnosis in 2006.

The retired jewellery salesman, 73, said: "I haven't walked into a corner - I've just changed road and I've written all about it with humour."

All proceeds have been donated to the Isle of Man Parkinson Disease Society.