I need your help!

I’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the rest of the funds we need to finish The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family and get it to the Edinburgh Fringe, and beyond, this year. We have the support of IdeasTap, Underbelly, Apples & Snakes and mac birmingham, which is fantastic, but sadly not enough to cover everything. On top of this, we recently had some bad news from the Arts Council regarding a funding application we made to them, so we really are in need of a saviour or two (or a hundred)!

There’s a whole heap of rewards for people who pledge to help the project (anything from a fiver upwards gets you something in return), at the top of which is a personalised commissioned poem PLUS an hour-long intimate spoken-word set performed by me AT YOUR HOUSE! And lots of things in between, like signed copies of my now-sold-out Nasty Little Press pamphlet and signed posters, meet-and-greets, free tickets to the show, all sorts. This is of course alongside the cultural return you get for your investment, which is a show that will hopefully play to thousands of people this summer and to thousands more across the UK on tour next year.

So please help us in any way you can. And if you can’t afford to help us financially, please pester anyone you know who’s rich enough to do so! Spreading the word on your own social media is a really really useful thing, and something for which I’d be enormously grateful.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I’m so passionate about this project. I hope others believe in it too.



2 thoughts on “I need your help!

  1. Dear BenGood luck with the fund raising.I have booked to see you in September in Ledbury! Being rather old fashioned I have not gone with the signing up to sponsor you online. However if you can let me have an address or bank details I will post a cheque or make an electronic transfer of £50.00 I look forward to the September performance. By the way my Dad was a civil engineer and “built” part of the M1…!!! To me as a child it was “Daddy’s road”! We drove along it when nearly completed but not opened… it must have been a section in the south. There weren’t any other cars on it! The next time we went along it was after it had been opened. In a rather surprised voice I exclaimed “But there are cars on Daddy’s road”!!!! All the best Alison

    Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 14:40:36 +0000 To: alison.m.willis@hotmail.co.uk

    • Dear Alison,

      Thank you ever so much! I’ll send you an email now.

      Best wishes,


      PS. What a charming story about your dad and the M1. My version of that is with Red Leicester cheese, which I used to call ‘Rita’s Cheese’ because my first encounter with it as a child was when a family friend, Rita, brought some round. I could not fathom that ‘Rita’s Cheese’ was available in the shops, for other people to buy!

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