A runaway's story of living rough from 12

by Ben Westwood in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th August 2018 we successfully raised £2,564 with 67 supporters in 42 days

To get new remastered prints and versions of my childhood story of living on the streets and being in care from 11 years old.

by Ben Westwood in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

The Crowd

Anonymous pledged £50

14th August 2018 at 9:04am

Anonymous pledged £2

13th August 2018 at 8:48pm

Helen Rawden pledged £25

9th August 2018 at 10:21am

Helen Rawden has also backed 1 other project

Anonymous pledged £20

8th August 2018 at 12:12am

Mary Bourne pledged £35

7th August 2018 at 11:22pm

Mary Bourne has also backed 1 other project

Anabel pledged £10

5th August 2018 at 1:06pm

Anabel has also backed 1 other project

Bahar Tuncgenc pledged £25

4th August 2018 at 6:16pm

Bahar Tuncgenc has also backed 1 other project

Yvonne pledged £30

4th August 2018 at 1:24pm

Yvonne has also backed 3 other projects

Jane Daly pledged £25

3rd August 2018 at 5:25pm

Jane Daly has also backed 3 other projects

Bobbins Kennea pledged £35

2nd August 2018 at 5:29pm

Bobbins Kennea has also backed 7 other projects

Eileen Lynn pledged £20

1st August 2018 at 4:27pm

Eileen Lynn has also backed 2 other projects

Sue Brough pledged £25

31st July 2018 at 5:26pm


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£2 or more

39 of 240 claimed

£2 raffle. 1 in 12 chance of winning a signed copy

Delivery included :) At least a 1 in 12 chance of winning a free book (paperback) by donating just the price of a coffee to my crowdfunding campaign. Up to 20 copies going depending on number of rewards/raffle tickets sold. Draws will be made at the end of the crowdfunder and winners will be posted a signed copy of Poems From a Runaway once the books have finished at print.

£25 or more

Signed colour paperback.

I'll send a signed colour paperback of the new updated version to you. Delivered 4-6 weeks after end of crowdfunder.

£25 or more

Two books to a support service, with your thanks

Select this reward if you'd like me to post two books over to one of the support services on my waiting list. Services include youth support, mental health services, foster care companies and homeless support services. I'll not only sign them but I'll write a thanks on there to you too for donating. Please note if shipping overseas (ie. USA or across europe) I'll send just one book due to postal costs.

£35 or more

Signed colour hardbacks

I'll sign a high quality hardback version of Poems From a Runaway for you. Delivery takes 4-6 weeks after end of fundraiser.

£250 or more

1 of 15 claimed

10x signed colour hardbacks

UK delivery included. By purchasing 10 copies you'll be really helping support my hardback print run to help keep the costs down. I'll sign ten of them for you :) For those outside of the UK please contact [email protected] for more information on delivery arrangements. 10 available

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