Green Ink Sponsored Write is an annual fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Every year, a group of published authors and Green Ink Writers’ Gym students write on a theme inspired by Macmillan Cancer Support’s work: quality of life, for everyone affected by cancer. 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.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 9 October. The sponsored writers are Nick Baines, Charlotte Bond, Rosie Garland, Penny Jones, Roz Kaveney, Rachel Knightley, Peter Laws, Stephen Laws, Laura Mauro, John McCulloch, Lisa Morton, Jackie Naffah, Katharine Orton, JJ Shippen, Jennifer Steil, Paul Tremblay and Kelly White. Sponsor a writer at www.justgiving.com/greeninksponsoredwrite2021
After the writing day of 10.30am- 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, designed by WhiteSpace and sent to all our sponsors.
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. This October, we raised £3493 (over £4000 including gift aid). In Lockdown last year, we raised £3713.