18th December 2014

The Coalman

This year I’ve decided to do something special for Christmas and raise money for the homeless charity, Barnabus.

Barnabus are having one of their most challenging winters ever, and it’s vital that we support them as they look after the homeless in Manchester. The charity gives time for 600 homeless and vulnerable people each week, and do this entirely off the back of donations.

With a tough winter ahead, I’ve set up a Just Giving Page with a pretty exciting twist.
For every donation I receive, I will be sharing with you a limited edition Christmas story. With original illustrations by Daniel Thompson, this is a beautiful piece of work.
The Coalman

The Coalman tells the tale of what happens when especially naughty children don’t behave at Christmas. 

Written by Megan Holland with illustrations by Daniel Thompson and Design by Kathryn Davies. Supported by Holden & Sons. 

Every single penny goes to charity, and see below for information on how to order:

If you donate £1-£4, you get a lovely ebook of The Coalman delivered straight to your inbox.

If you donate over £5, we’ll be posting you a beautiful limited edition printed copy.

And if you’re kind enough to donate more than £10? We’ll be sending you both (and more than one copy of the book if you request it).

Once you’ve donated just email me at and I’ll sort out your order.

Thanks very much for your support!

One response to “The Coalman”

  1. […] Last year I worked closely with designer and illustrator, Daniel Thompson, to create a short story called The Coalman. With support from agency, Holden & Sons, we raised £600 for Manchester homeless charity, Barnabus (click here to take a look).  […]

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