More Than a Me – Supporting War Child UK
“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD” – MAHATMA GANDHI
More Than a Me, the bold and unique story of a little drop of water by Lilian Kars and beautifully hand-painted by Steffie Padmos, is now hoping to inspire even more than it already has. From September 8th, every copy of More Than a Me sold will have a percentage of its proceeds donated to War Child.
War Child is a charity dedicated to helping children whose lives have been disrupted by war and conflict. Founded in 1993, the charity helps to rebuild the lives of children in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic. It’s a cause very close to the heart of More Than a Me author Lilian Kars. It was Lilian that brought the idea of working with War Child to our attention and we’re all incredibly happy that her idea has come to fruition.
“WAR CHILD SHOWS CHILDREN THAT THERE IS A LIFE TO LIVE WITHOUT WAR” – LILIAN KARS (AUTHOR, MORE THAN A ME)
Lillian said she is incredibly excited and honored to be working with War Child as “War Child shows children that there is a life to live without war. A life with joy, understanding, friendship, kindness, and fun. For me, they are a true example of ‘be the change you want to see in this world’ (Gandhi). By practice and so by teaching it to damaged generations who else would grow up scared and hating.”
Illustrator Steffie Padmos is equally thrilled at the collaboration: “It’s wonderful to be able to use my art to create awareness and raise funds to help children affected by war. It’s so important to give them security and the freedom to dream and discover the world, just like Little Dop.”
More Than a Me is a book about self-discovery and overcoming adversity. It’s a story that proves that individuals can come together for the good of one another and that’s how we at Matthew James see our collaboration with War Child. We’re working together to help make the world a better place, one donation at a time.
About More Than a Me and War Child
Copies of More Than a Me purchased from the Matthew James Publishing online shop will see £1 of the proceeds donated to War Child, whilst 10% of proceeds from retail channels will be donated to the charity. More Than a Me is available from Amazon, Waterstones, WHSmith and all good bookshops.
You can find out more about War Child by visiting http://www.warchild.org.uk