Green Ink Sponsored Write is an annual fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Published authors join Green Ink Writers’ Gym students to write on a theme announced one month before the event. Writing takes place from 10.30am and ends at 5pm (with an hour’s break for lunch, of course!). The writers then have 24 hours to edit their work, then the work is made into an anthology sent to all our sponsors.
Macmillan Cancer Support is all about quality of life – making the most of who we are and the time we have. Reflecting that mission, writers are sponsored for their time, not their word-count.
Green Ink Writers’ Gym’s founder Rachel Knightley began the Sponsored Write in 2010, with National Theatre playwright James Graham and novelist, actress and No More Page Three campaign director Lucy-Anne Holmes. Other Sponsored Writers have included Kim Newman, Tony Bradman and Naomi Wood.
In Lockdown last year Green Ink Sponsored Write raised £3713. With your help, they’d love to smash that total in 2021! This year’s Sponsored Writers will be announced on 1 August.