Meet and greet with John

Sheffield's '˜Mad Man with the Pram' - John Burkhill - will be signing copies of his new autobiography in Meadowhall Shopping Centre this weekend.

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:26 am
Man with the Pram: Macmillan fundraiser John Burkhill shows off his pram 'driving' skills, and a fair turn of pace, at the Parkwood Karting track, Sheffield, where the fundraising is taking place.

The Handsworth pensioner will be outside Waterstones on Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, to chat with admirers of his charity work and sign his long-awaited book: ‘Distance No Object: Sheffield’s Man with the Pram,’ which was funded by the people of Sheffield, via a Crowd Funding campaign.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

John, aged 77, said: “I’ve been really touched by some of the comments of people who’ve read the book, many of whom have said it made them laugh and cry. It’s something I’ve thought about doing for a long, long time. I’ve loved writing.”

The book, published by RMC Media, tells his personal story, from his early days in Sheffield to his fundraising races and walks across the country, and the celebrities and royals he’s rubbed shoulders with along the way.

The book is £9.99 and every penny will be donated towards John’s personal goal of raising £1 million for Macmillan.