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Man who took a tiger into hospital to sign copies of his new book this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:38 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:39 29 November 2016

Martin Hill and Indy the Tiger

Martin Hill and Indy the Tiger

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Some of the proceeds will help to protect tigers in the wild

A big cat owner from Bexleyheath who took a tiger into hospital will be signing copies of his new book in Bromley Waterstones this weekend.

Martin Hill has worked with big cats for a number of years and hand-reared a young tiger called Indy in 1996, who was one of the most loving and affectionate tigers he has known.

Over a number of years, the duo visited children’s hospitals across London as part of an through an initiative called CHATA (Children in Hospital and Animal Assisted Therapy) to help youngsters recover.

“For all of us, it was incredible to witness the overwhelming joy that Indy brought to the children she met on the wards,” Mr Hill said.

His book, A Tiger by My Bed, tells the story of Indy’s visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital, and part of the proceeds will go to protecting tigers in the wild.

Mr Hill will be signing copies in Waterstones at 11am on Saturday, December 3.

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