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Whistleblowing poet needs to keep alive Indiegogo project

Ambitious & passionate. I belive in truth. A whistleblower trapped in a cycle of disclosure & delay?



Hello and thank you for reading. My name is Michael Wormald. I am British, starting off as a self-publisher and blogger.  I’m no longer in full time employment because I am a Whistleblower.  Making Protected Disclosures  regarding Airworthiness and contracting irregularities at major defence firm, it took courage to make this step – and even more to continue the fight.

This aside, I have been writing for many years now,  I’ve decided to release my stories and share my experiences to a wider audience.  I have my blogs:

And I have published one collection of romantic, fantastic, and inspiring poems; stories and moments from my past.  There is no context, other than my memory.

I continue to write and I continue to struggle to balance my condition Myalgic Encephalitis; and with stress, anxiety and depression caused by the Whistleblowing.

I have produced long, intricate and imaginative stories from a very young age, always having in mind the idea of becoming a writer.

I started work in the Communications; travelling all over the country visiting not only factories and offices but bank vaults, prisons, coal mines, army barracks, ships, rigs, and hospitals; before moving to Defence supporting the Royal Navy; working on Submarines and ships; and later the RAF.

Diagnosed with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), and a father of a young daughter and now a Whistleblower, – hoping to turn to writing fulltime.  However I am unable to support myself and fight the Tribunal and courts over the disclosures and loss of my job, and start writing at the same time.

I have a lot to share; I have the inspiration and ambition but I trapped by debt and the continuing delay of the courts.  For instance since the original date of my Tribunal in Janurary I have had to invest a most of time am healthy to Appeal paperwork.

I want to continue my blogs and marketing my work and complete research for my novels.

It is very difficult and frustrating self-publishing.  Poetry does never sells well, (unless the poet as died).

Preparation for the Tribunal has typically been 1500-2000 pages; an exhausting and costly process.  The Appeal process rolls on and on; draining my energy and resources.

Your contributions will help me make ends meet, keep on writing, and release blogs until I hear from the courts about my Appeals.

Donations allow me to dedicate all my time to writing, and all the other stuff related to get a foot hold self-publishing.

What I Need

You contributions to reach this target, if achieved I will be able pay the mortgage arrears.  Get food in the house to feed my daughter and myself so I can keep on fighting:

  •              Representing myself in court,
  •             And writing or marketing my work;

and hopefully finding success!

Other Ways You Can Help

I understand that people sometimes can’t afford to be charitable, if you cannot donate please keep passing on my appeal – or my blog links or my poetry:…

But if you don’t have any money to contribute you can help out with a tweet or like. This is just as important and you only have to click on a button?

I will be inspired  – and full of gratitude for your time and kindness!




Courage for Whistleblowers; Courage for victims

To those that expose, three words: Courage Courage Courage;

To those that should listen: support courage action!

Blow the Whistle

Have Courage




Whistleblower Blues

When I blew the Whistle its was to further the benefits of Airworthiness and Safety little did I know that I would end up bankrupt and begging for money.


Whistleblower Blues

Please help me.  There isn’t anywhere else to go?

Eurofigther Typhoon


I once had my house mortgage paid and done for.  Before illness, caused by long term stress due the concerns which kept me awake at night, led to divorce.  Losing half the house, and gaining a new mortgage, – fighting for the custardy of my daugther whilst struggling with a company deaf to the changes in regulations.

Bae to MoD

Whistleblower blues

Guilt is the worst thing.  It is worrying enough considering going outside of your own company, possibliy against your own friends and collegaues without the additional strain of causing a breakdown of your family life!

It didn’t get easier.  Four years on I am still going to the Foodbank, still scrapping by on an income which doesn’t cover the cost of my mortgage – let alone Gas and Electricity!

I’ve had the cost of Employment Tribunal’s, Appeals and all that paper and printing!  I think about all this every time I open the kitchen cupboard to open another tin of donated baked beans.

Starvation rations

Baked Beans poor diet

I’ve no social life, had none for years, I can’t justifiy it.  My daugther comes first.  The summer’s coming, – she’ll ask for Ice-Cream, she’s got her hobbies, – which will end soon because I can’t afford it any longer.

This month, I’ve had to skip my mortgage payment in order to pay my Gas and Electricity – I’ve got to stop them kicking my door down to fit a pre-payment meter which I couldn’t afford to pre-pay!

No bread this week, I’ll use up the flour in the cupboard and hope it turns out to be edible!  The foodbank’s too hit and miss to plan a menu;  Car Tax means July’s shopping will be put back to August!

In 8 days I’ll hear about my Appeal, – another then £400 just to pregress an issue so slowly it may never become free to go into the public domain!  All the legal advice is don’t seek publicly!  Hell why make a discloure in the public interest if you can’t talk about it!

I’ll tell you about how bad it is for the Whistleblower!  I must be mad to gone down this root, – ending up medically retired with a pitence, a fraction of the pension I would have got and further more all the equity in the house will be lost the day the banks move in.  Now shall I have the beans tonight?  Or save them?

Starving to suceed

Whistle Blowing