Martyn Harvey

Running Liverpool...with a Saucepan on my head

Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
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Event: BTR Liverpool Half Marathon 2020, on 15 March 2020
Brain Tumour Research

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We fund long-term, sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours


Who is The Boy with the Saucepan Hat?

Dear Supporter,

I was inspired to run the Liverpool Half Marathon for Brain Tumour Research when I came across an article on their Wear a Hat Day (27th March 2020). I've just written a NEW children's book - "The Boy with the Saucepan Hat", which is about a boy who gets a saucepan stuck on his head and I thought it would be great fun to work with Brain Tumour Research, using my funny story to support their cause. I decided to make a donation of £1 per book sold (RRP £5.99) to Brain Tumour Research during February and March 2020. (You can donate £5 to Brain Tumour Research if you buy a SIGNED Copy for £9.99!)

I'm also asking my followers, friends, family and colleagues to donate directly to Brain Tumour Research, here, on this page - so you can choose how to donate.

I lost someone very, very dear to me 17 years ago... and I know from first-hand experience what it's like. I made a decision back then that, if I could, I'd do something every so often to help fund research to tackle these killer diseases and conditions. On March 15th 2020, I have the opportunity to help fight this and fund some research which will, I have no doubt, one day prevent someone, somewhere, going through what my family and I have been through.

Please do what you can - donate as much or as little as you can. It WILL all help.

You can either buy the book (at my web site), or donate here.
  • To buy the book, please go to
  • To donate directly right now, click the Donate button above

BTW I'll be running with a Saucepan on my head at the Liverpool Half Marathon on March 15th 2020 - so watch out on local TV coverage!

Thank you.


About the Book - The Boy with the Saucepan Hat

Oliver Todd is a somewhat accident-prone child, aged 10-and-a-half. Whe we wakes up one day with a saucepan stuck on his head, he has no idea how it gor there! So mum and dad take him to the A&E department go get it removed. Despite the doctors' and nurses' best efforts, they can't get it off! Find out what happens, over at

Book reviews

"A wonderful story for children of all ages to read together and share.
Amazing illustrations that make you chuckle and smile. A must have to share with the grandchildren.
" (Richard U., Amazon Reviewer)

"We love reading this over and over again! My children (and myself!) cannot wait for the next book!" (Elizabeth P., Amazon Reviewer)

"A great story with fantastic illustrations, my grandson laughed out loud when he read it! Looking forward to more books from this talented author." (Richard T., Amazon Reviewer)

"Brilliant use of language, engaging and humorous. Superb illustrations too. Bought as xmas presents for family and friends." (Sourie S., Amazon Reviewer)

About the charity

Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease. We are a leading voice calling for support and action for research into what is called the last battleground against cancer.

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