Dame Esther Rantzen DBE & Founder of Childline

“Thank you for creating this highly entertaining and original way of raising children’s awareness of how they can reach out for help through support services such as Childline. I wish the Sadsville book project every success.”

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE & Founder of Childline

Childline - providing a place for children to seek help and advice for over 30 years.

No problem is too big or too small.
What a Child says to Childline stays with Childline – unless we are really worried or concerned about them.
It’s free to call.
Open all day, every day.
The call will not show up on any bill.

Talk to Childline, and don’t have another day of feeling sad.

0800 1111


“I think that Sadsville is an excellent book. What impressed me so much was the quality of the story and the characterisation. It really draws you in and you want to know what happens in the end. I like the fact that the support is offered in a way that does not inhibit the enjoyment of the story but at the same time it allows children to access the appropriate support that they may need. A very genuine piece of writing.”

Sarah Salmon, Head Knowle West Children’s Centre

Do you want to be one of Herman's Heroes?

If you’re interested in supporting the project to enable us to provide a FREE copy of Sadsville to EVERY Year 4 (8 & 9 year old) child in the UK, click on the link below. In return, not only will you help this worthwhile project, you will enjoy a package of sponsorship benefits both in the books and on line. So click the link below, send us a few details and we will be in touch.

On-going Partners