We are thrilled that thirteen-year old Daniel is supporting the campaign. 

Born in November 1999, Daniel is best known for playing Ben in the BBC One sitcom, Outnumbered, alongside Ramona Marquez and Tyger Drew-Honey.

He has also starred in Just William and as Lawrence in CBBC drama, Dani’s House.


The Prime Minister, David Cameron MP

We are delighted that he has agreed to read the 13 winning letters and respond in a letter to be printed in the Times.


We’re delighted that several well-known authors are helping us to promote Thirteen in 13, many of whom also started writing as teenagers.

See below which of your favourite authors are backing the campaign. 

Cathy Cassidy

Cathy has written a range of books for younger readers, including the popular series 'Daizy Star' and 'The Chocolate Box Girls'. She is also a fantastic inspiration for young writers, having started writing picture books at eight years old! Visit Cathy's website to find out more about how she started writing. 

Chris Bradford 

Writer of the fictional series ‘Young Samurai’, Chris has also had a successful career as a songwriter, working with musicians such as Iain Archer of Snow Patrol and performing with James Blunt at the Notting Hill Carnival. He has also written several successful non-fiction books. Visit Chris’s website to find out more. 

Francesca Simon

Francesca is the author of the popular children’s series, ‘Horrid Henry’. Loved by young readers around the world, the books have also been turned into a film in ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’. Visit Francesca’s website to find out more. 

Justin Somper

Author of the fantastic ‘Vampirates’ series for young adults, Justin left a career in publicity to follow his dream of writing full-time. Justin is a great role-model for young writers. To find out more, visit Justin’s website.   



"The issue, which I am talking about is the school building plans for the future."

Read Hamed's letter >


"We could make people more aware of what they are doing to their bodies."

Read Ennie >


"Criminals should pay for what they’ve done, especially if they take a child’s life."

Read Holly's letter>


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