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

Last orders for signed books as former Staffordshire runaway and London street-kid strives for crowdfunding success. 
Ben Westwood’s chaotic childhood, his venture as an independent author and why Busted band member Matt Willis has supported his crowdfunding campaign.
In December 2017, Staffordshire-born Ben Westwood decided to write a book about his life…

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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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