Toon In! And the Charities.

Not only did I want to publish a fun book that would make people laugh, but also do something for charity and special humanitarian causes. Four charities / organisations were chosen from the world of sport and cartooning.

All profits from the sale of ‘Toon In!’ will be donated to the following four charities and special causes.

Back-up Trust

The UK charity founded by former World Championship Freestyle Ski champion, and James Bond stunt skier, Mike Nemesvary – who became paralysed during a training accident.

Mike established Back Up to enable everyone affected by spinal cord injury to experience freedom and independence by returning to the ski slopes and joining expeditions to climb mountains.

Cartooning for Peace

The international network of more than 200 cartoonists from 60 countries committed to the promotion of freedom of expression and Human Rights – fighting with humour for the respect of culture and freedom.

According to leading French cartoonist Plantu, who helped found the organisation, “where there are walls of separation, walls of incomprehension, there will always be cartoonists to crack them, to circumvent them and, finally make them transparent”.

Peace and Sport

The neutral, independent organisation set up under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, to promote sport as a tool for peace.

Peace and Sport has pioneered programmes around the world, from bringing Israeli and Palestinian athletes together through to the staging of the Friendship Games around the African Great Lakes for the conflict nations of Burundi, Congo and Rwanda.

Yunus Sports Hub

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Yunus to bring networks of sport and social business together and to realise the potential power of communities.

When the first wave of Covid-19 struck, the Yunus Sports Hub moved to create programmes for local groups of sports enthusiasts to help people weakened by Covid, especially seniors and people living below the poverty line.