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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.

London, UK
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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 ed.prichard@mac.com - your details will not be shared and will only be used for this purpose. Thank you.

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  • 26 Characters3 days ago
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    26 Characters

    3 days ago

    The 26 Armistice project has come to an end. It's been an amazing experience and thank you for supporting us and War Child through our JustGiving page. If you haven't sent us your postal address, please send it to: ed.prichard@mac.com and we'll get your books sent out. This page closes on 22nd November. If you wish to buy more copies after this, they'll be available through 26.org.uk Thank you and best wishes, The 26 Armistice Project Team

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  • 26 Characters2 months ago
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    26 Characters

    2 months ago

    Exciting news - the books are now printed and look fantastic. We'll be sending them out over the next couple of weeks, so look out for the postman. If you haven't already sent your your name, address, donation amount and number of books ordered, please drop an email to ed@edprichard.com - your details will not be shared and will only be used for this purpose. If for some reason you don't receive your copy/copies by 1st November, please email me and we'll sort it out. Thank you. 26 Armistice Project Team

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  • 26 Characters3 months ago
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    26 Characters

    3 months 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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Page last updated on: 11/15/2018 11:31 PM

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  • Craig Watson

    Craig Watson

    Nov 15, 2018

    £20.00

  • John Jordan

    John Jordan

    Nov 15, 2018

    This one is for my local library.

    £10.00

  • Maia Swift

    Maia Swift

    Nov 13, 2018

    Fabulous project. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 13, 2018

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    Nov 12, 2018

  • Charlie Casey

    Charlie Casey

    Nov 12, 2018

    A very worthy cause and good luck with your continued efforts

    £20.00

  • Caroline Kinsey

    Caroline Kinsey

    Nov 12, 2018

    Fabulous idea at this very poignant time

    £20.00

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London, UK

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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