Have you ever fancied meeting one of your fave authors for coffee and cake? Or perhaps naming a character in their upcoming book?
Well, now’s your chance, bookworms. Heaps of our favourite YA authors have teamed up to help raise money for the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The online auction is called #authorsforgrenfelltower and all the money raised in it will be donated to the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund.
“Money will be given to people affected by the fire, including those who have lost everything, to buy the things they need to give themselves and their families as much normality as they can get at this extraordinarily difficult time,” said British Red Cross. “By donating to the London Fire Relief Fund people will be able to help those who have been injured, bereaved, left destitute or traumatised by this tragedy.”
Some of the items you can bid on include signed copies of books from the likes of Lauren Graham, Caitlin Moran and Matt Haig. You can also name a character in YA superstar Holly Bourne’s new book, ‘Soulmates’, as well as Hayley Barker’s upcoming sequel to ‘Show Stopper’.
— Sara Barnard (@saramegan) June 22, 2017
— Melinda Salisbury (@MESalisbury) June 19, 2017
— Sarah Perry (@SarahGPerry) June 19, 2017
— Harriet Reuter H (@hapgoodness) June 22, 2017
— Holly Bourne (@holly_bourneYA) June 21, 2017
— Brooklyn Non Non (@NonPratt) June 19, 2017
Schools, this includes a Creative Writing Class if you want it – worth £300. PLUS BISCUITS. #authorsforgrenfell ❤️
— Holly Smale (@HolSmale) June 20, 2017
— Simon James Green (@simonjamesgreen) June 19, 2017
— Emma Theriault 🍰 (@eltheriault) June 20, 2017
— Robert Thorogood (@robthor) June 22, 2017
— Sarah Crossan (@SarahCrossan) June 22, 2017
To bid all you need to do is visit authorsforgrenfelltower.com and leave a comment on the item you want to bid on. The auction ends on Tuesday 27th June at 8pm BST.
If you’re concerned about friends or family, you can call the Grenfell Fire casualty bureau on 0800 0961 233 or 0207 158 0197. Residents can also call 020 7361 3008.
Alternatively, if you’re distressed by the fire and need someone to talk to, the Red Cross support line is on hand with trained volunteers on 0800 458 9472.