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Weʼre raising £11,000 to help children affected by war and publish the book - all profits to War Child. We want to match the £5,500 raised so far.

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100 ‘centenas’ – poignant memorial book to people from the First World War.

We reached our first target of £5,500 in just 10 days. Now we want to match that amount to help children affected by war, raising £11,000 in total. You can still order a book(s) and/or make a donation to War Child. Thank you for your generosity.

IMPORTANT: before you pledge, please read the note about delivery at the foot of this message.

On 11 November 1918, the First World War ended. After four years of unprecedented violence and devastation, Armistice was declared. But the stories and memories need to be renewed, lest we forget.

Writers’ group 26 partnered with Imperial War Museums to mark this centenary in a unique way. We invited 100 writers to choose a subject from the war, and to tell that person’s story in poetry or prose in exactly 100 words. With the additional rule – start and finish with the same three words – we called this new form a centena.

Together these 100 centenas create an extraordinary collection. The works span the world and are being posted on a website – but a more permanent memorial was needed in the form of a book to remember and honour the people of that time, many of whom lost their lives, many of whom contributed without fighting. Men and women, diverse races and countries, united by their presence at that historic period.

To recognise them, their sacrifices and the suffering of those involved, we will donate profits, once the book’s production costs are covered, to the charity War Child, supporting children affected by war.

We will send you one copy of the book for every £10 you give. Please consider buying more than one, and help us to spread these stories. 26 is a not-for-profit organisation, so any profit we make will be donated to War Child.

IMPORTANT: to make sure we can send you your books, once you have pledged, please email your name, address, donation amount and number of books ordered to 26@prichardand.com - your details will not be shared and will only be used for this purpose. Thank you.

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  • 26 Characters1 month ago
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    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Hello, Thank you to everyone who has pledged. We just wanted to let you know that we're hit 60% of our extended target. The book will be going to print in early September and all the profits will go to War Child. Please share with friends and family - the centenas that make up the book are being published daily at: http://www.1914.org/armistice-100-days/ Each one brings a fresh view of the war through different eyes. Powerful, moving writing that gets to the heart of the matter. Thanks, 26 Armistice Team

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  • 26 Characters2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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    Hello everyone, thanks again for all your pledges, we really appreciate them. We've had lots of pledges from Mr, Mrs and Ms A. N. Onymous , so thank you all, whoever you are. If you'd like your full pledge to go to War Child, that's great. But if you'd like your copy/copies of the book sent to you, we'll need your contact details. Please email your name, address, donation amount and number of books ordered to 26@prichardand.com. Your details will not be shared and will only be used for this purpose. Thanks again, the 26 Armistice Team

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  • 26 Characters2 months ago
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    26 Characters

    2 months ago

    We’ve raised £5,500 to publish the book in just 10 days. Now we want to match that amount to help children affected by war today. All profits to War Child. You can still buy books and/or make a donation to War Child. Please spread the word and thank you for your generosity. 26 Armistice Team

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Page last updated on: 9/17/2018 4:42 PM

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203

  • Jane Wyatt

    Jane Wyatt

    Sep 17, 2018

    Fantastic project .

    £30.00

  • Simon Julliard

    Simon Julliard

    Sep 7, 2018

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 6, 2018

    £10.00

  • Sean Julliard

    Sean Julliard

    Sep 2, 2018

    £20.00

  • paul murphy

    paul murphy

    Aug 31, 2018

    Keep inspiring

    £10.00

  • Jane Chittenden

    Jane Chittenden

    Aug 29, 2018

    Wonderful project, deeply moving. I'm ordering two copies of the book: one for me and one for our brilliant Forum library in Norwich.

    £20.00

  • Roger Stevenson

    Roger Stevenson

    Aug 24, 2018

    Looks a good book and charity to support. Well done!

    £20.00

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26 Characters is a diverse group who share a love of words, and believe their potential is hugely underestimated. Many of us work with words for a living, as writers, language specialists, editors, designers or publishers, but anyone who cares about words is welcome to join.

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