Get Carol to Kingston University

Help me achieve my dreams of an MA in Creative Writing

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This project received pledges on Fri 09 Sep 2016

What the project is for

I am raising £3,600 to fund my MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University, which will help me achieve my dream of becoming a successful author. 

My name is Carol and I have studied Creative Writing; beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. I have written four novels, as yet unpublished. I am very fortunate to have this chance to further my skills.

My story

I am delighted to be studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University.

It is important to me because years ago, after winning a prize in a competition for a piece of poetry that I wrote, I wanted to write a novel, but then my children came along and I didn't have the time for writing.

The poem I wrote went into a calendar that was sold for Dens, the homeless charity. A pamphlet of more of my poetry was created and that too was sold to raise funds. All of the proceeds went to Dens. I was delighted that my work helped the homeless.

When my children were older, I resumed my interest and recently, when I finished my last course in Advanced Creative Writing, I decided to apply for an MA.

This was something I thought was out of my reach, so imagine my delight when I was accepted for a place at Kingston! It is a dream come true for me. Just being accepted has given me such a confidence boost and I know the course will give me the best chance of achieving my dream.

Whilst I attend University, I have budgeted for travel expenses, living expenses, books, food etc, but I find I have a shortfall when it comes to fees. Finding donors would be the solution to my problem, and the impact would be great.

Where will the money go? 


  • Whatever money I receive will go solely on my fees.
  • If I hit my minimum, the funding will go towards the cost of my course. 
  • All monies I get will go towards the University course.
  • If I hit my full target, the money will pay for the cost of this year at Kingston.
  • If I raise more than my target, this will help towards the cost of books and travel.
  • I will give updates at least three times a week on progress.


I have some fab rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Check them out.

Find us here

Twitter accounts @Maryjmccarthy1, @MyellaJM, Facebook 

Here I will give regular updates during my fundraising campaign. Follow me and find out how I'm doing!!

Help me to succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help me succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support me - on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • In fact, share it with everyone you know!  The more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And I know we said you don't need to give money to help me, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor me and help make this happen.