TRUTH NOT TERROR CAMPAIGN - BUY WRISTBANDS FOR CHARITY!
In my Young Adult book, The Downfall, the main character, Scarlett Steele, runs a blog - 'Truth Not Terror' - and sells wristbands to raise money for charity. I thought it might be nice to do this in real life, so I've created the Truth Not Terror Campaign, selling purple wristbands with the phrases 'Truth Not Terror' and 'Peace Will Prevail' on each side.
In the novel I wanted to address some of the issues we unfortunately find ourselves dealing with these days - school shootings, terrorist attacks, suicide bombings, domestic abuse - but I also wanted to find a more practical way of helping the people affected by these terrible incidents, so £1 of every wristband I sell will be split between the following charities:
British Red Cross - Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal
Refuge - Domestic Abuse Charity
OneFamily - Helping Israel's Victims Of Terror And War
Refugee Action - 'We survived. Help us live'