As of right now a campaign being led by author of The Rest Of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness has raised £31,785 for the charity Save the Children in order to help child refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and other countries. Even better, the author offered to match all donations up to £10,000.
Every dollar (or pound or Euro) you donate will be matched up to 20,000 pounds. http://t.co/icZbxPnbqT— John Green (@johngreen) September 3, 2015
He was quickly joined by The Fault in Our Stars author, John Green, who made a pledge to match a further £10,000.
The campaign quickly gained traction smashing through the initial targets and now both Derek Landy and Jojo Moyes have made further £10,000 pledges. That means at the time of writing they have collectively raised over £60,000. Amazing.
IT'S ON!!! Jojo Moyes is matching the next £10,000!!!!!! https://t.co/rQ7vxsPNFS— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) September 3, 2015
You can help by donating too here. And while you're at it show these authors some support and go order some of their books too - they clearly deserve it.