New book inspires children, raises money for war #amputees

New book inspires children, raises money for Melqosh Mission International

Author Genny Jones is back with the second instalment in her “I Can” series of children’s books, with “I Can Still Play Football,” the story of a young boy named Abu, whose leg is amputated after he’s involved in a car accident. The boy, who loves football, must regain his confidence and re-learn the game so he play with his friends again.


The book shows how Abu’s friend James helps him, using items in the “I Can” box given to his brother by Confident Queen, a character who helps children to develop their inner and outer confidence and have the “I Can and Will Try” mindset.

Jones, an accountant, mother of two, and contestant on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2012, has adopted the persona of Confident Queen in real life as a way of helping children to develop their self esteem through her confidence programme.

“I wrote the book having being inspired by a lady called Faith who runs a project helping those whose limbs were amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone,” Jones said. “This made me think about my own two children, who love to play football, and how they would feel if they had an accident.”

Jones said she wants to use the book to bring hope to others about disabled kids and their ability to do things, despite their disability.

All profits from sales of “I Can Still Play Football” will go directly to support the work of Melqosh Mission International, which, she said she hopes “will one day have their own football team, and help both children and adults to enjoy the great game of football, or any other sport they wish.”

About Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen
Genny Jones, known as Confident Queen, created the Confident Queen and set up her community project, the Confident Children Club, in 2008. With her team of volunteers, she has, over the years, worked hard to help children aged 5-11 years to believe in themselves and to become more confident by undertaking various activities which lead them to obtaining their bronze, silver and gold medal and then become confidence champions in their school and community.

On Stage BGT

Jones, dressed up in her Confident Queen outfit, wowed the audience and judges when she appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” in April 2012, demonstrating her confidence and bubbly personality. She has since appeared on various TV and radio shows talking about confidence and happiness.

Editors: for more information, contact Genny Jones by phone on

– 07429 407981 or email-
Her website


I can still play football –

My latest children’s book is  about a young boy Abu  who believed that he would never be able to play football again with his friends after a car accident that crushed his leg. and part of the leg had to be removed. His biggest journey was learning to get along without his leg- he used crutches to help him walk again and that was alright. But he really wanted to play football with his friends.

Thanks to all those who have purchased my book, proceeds of which are going towards helping the charity Melqosh Mission International, giving hope to those children and adults whose limbs and arms where amputated during the civil war in Sierra Leone West Africa.


Some of the photos in the story

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You can order your copy here  cost £4.99 +£2 postage

The aim of my book is to help children like Abu the character in my book,  to develop greater self-esteem and confidence and identify with characters that “look like me” and open them to a  world of possibilities. I can still play football is my second children’s book in my “I Can” series of books aimed at children aged 7-9 years old.



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