Pension administrator finds success as children’s author

4 Sep 2019

Simon Henderson, who works as a pension administrator for MyCSP, has recently found success as a published children’s author.

His debut book ‘Norman the Snail’ was snapped up by publishers i2i and is now being stocked by some of the UK’s leading booksellers including Waterstones and Foyles.

So impressed were i2i publishers by the book that they have created an e-version of the intrepid snail’s adventures which, in the first instalment, sees Norman aim to climb a tree – with a few unexpected twists and turns along the way.

The book was also published thanks to a grant from Simon’s employers, MyCSP. “Pension administrator to published children’s author is quite a journey!” commented Simon.  “I’ve a real passion for words and language and how they can transport people, especially children, to other worlds, creating a real love of reading in the process.  I’m enormously grateful to MyCSP’s Community Fund for putting their faith in me and giving me a grant, as well as my publishers for loving little Norman as much as I do.”

“Supporting our employees, local causes, and the local community is central to our ethos here at MyCSP” explains David Boardman, MyCSP’s Director of Communications and Engagement. “We hope Simon’s tale captures a wide readership, and leads to a chance for his other adventures to be told…”

MyCSP contributes 1% of its total profits to good causes selected by its employees. Since the Community Fund’s launch, it has donated £170,000 to 159 different causes in the Merseyside area and beyond.

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