Saucepan Boy Goes Wirral!
Oh no!!! What's he up to this time?
Martyn Harvey, author of the NEW Children's Book "The Boy with the Saucepan Hat" has teamed up again with Brain Tumour Research (UK) to raise funds and awareness for the charity. So - what's Martyn doing now?...
Spot the Saucepan Hat
Yes, it's official! CRAZY Children's Author Martyn Harvey is running around certain locations on The Wirral this half-term and in the weeks leading up to Christmas 2020 - with a Saucepan on his head! Spot the Boy with the Saucepan Hat in:
New Brighton (Seafront & Vale Park)
New Brighton (Victoria Road)
West Kirby (Seafront)
Park Gate (The Parade)
Eastham Woods & Ferry
Bromborough Retail Park
Heswall (Telegraph Road)
Due to Social Distancing rules, Martyn will not be able to sell any books while out and about but you can ORDER yours right NOW, right here! (And, for every copy sold, 1.00 pound goes straight to Brain Tumour Research... or 5.00 pound if you order a Signed Copy)
Get a GREAT BOOK and fund Brain Tumour Research. £1 per copy goes to Research
Save time this Xmas! Pre-wrapped in Santa, Reindeer & Penguin Paper wrapping & 2 labels. 25 pages with Full Colour Illustrations.
Looking for something a bit quirky and very funny for a 5-to-9 year-old? "The Boy with the Saucepan Hat" is sure to raise a few laughs on Christmas day... and adults LOVE reading it just as much as their kids!
"Ho, Ho, Ho"... Go on - grab a couple of copies today!
Running the Liverpool Half
He did it! Martyn Harvey has completed the Liverpool Half Marathon, running for UK charity Brain Tumour Research to raise funds for research and awareness about this devastating disease. Why?...
Did YOU know that 16,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumours EVERY year?
Did you know brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer?
We didn't! And when Martyn heard these facts and heard about WEAR A HAT DAY - he decided that it would be great fun to get involved with Brain Tumour Research and try to make a small contribution to the cause... by doing something silly!
What he did...
Martyn is a bit of a running geek - and loves doing lengthy runs around the Thanet coast in preparation for the odd major event. In 2012 and 2018, he completed the London Marathon and raised hundreds of pounds for charities close to his heart.
This time, Martyn ran a slightly shorter distance - just 13 miles(!) at the Liverpool Half Marathon event on 15th March 2020 - part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
"It was an absolutely brilliant day out!" says Martyn.. "Even though I was running with a Saucepan on my Head I managed to get round the course in a reasonable time - for my age! The crowds were so supportive and I'd like to thank the hundreds of people - both spectators and runners - who waved, cheered or honked their car horns as we passed. In view of the current difficult times, I think it will be a while before we can get out there and do this again but - I can't wait!"
"And thank you all for donating to Brain Tumour Research - every penny counts!"
Follow Martyn's crazy antics here and at his JustGiving page:
What's the Book ABOUT?
Want to see inside the book?
Of course, the best thing to do is to buy the book (or ask for it at your local library or school library) but if you want a SNEAK PEEK right here, today, we've put together a few pics showing some of the inside pages.
The Boy with the Saucepan Hat is available to buy now on Amazon and on this web site: We hope you like it!
Buy Local (Wirral)
We're working to get Martyn's books into a number of independent bookshops on the Wirral as soon as possible. Please your local bookshop as it may already be in there as this goes to press!
Buy Local (Thanet, Kent)
If you prefer go visit a local bookshop and pick up a copy, here's where to get it:
Moon Lane Books & Toys, Addington Street, Ramsgate
Margate Bookshop, Old Town, Margate
Nice Things (Gifts and Art), Harbour Street, Ramsgate
York Street Gallery, York St.,Ramsgate
Lovelys Art Supplies & Gifts, Northdown Road, Cliftonville
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