What is PETiTathon?
The Planned Environment Therapy Trust is a small charity which needs to raise upwards of £80,000 per year to maintain and improve the services we offer.
PETiTathon is our occasional mini-marathon fundraising event, through which we hope to encourage donations and support - through bringing new content to the web, and showcasing the work we do and the material we hold in trust for all those who believe that memory, knowledge, and grounded information - brought together with participation, research, networking, and face-to-face communication - can change the world for the better.
(And if you think that was a long sentence, imagine trying to fit our many hundreds of archive collections and several thousands of audio and video recordings, not to mention the organisation throughout the year of networking and events, and responding to queries and helping researchers, and continuing to build a major therapeutic communities library, into a one/two/or even three day PETiTathon Event. It's not possible. The joy is in trying!)
What we do throughout the year is only possible with the help of volunteers, and one of the underlying themes of PETiTathon2015! is VOLUNTEERS: What they do, what they bring to you. Look out for documents which have been identified by volunteers, transcribed by volunteers, digitised by volunteers.
Underlying it all, of course, is our need for donations, and support in kind and inspiration. If you can give - £5, £20, £250, more - your gift will be matched and augmented in terms of the time, energy and love we and our volunteers put in each year, year after year. Look through these pages as we publish them. Your gift will not be wasted.
In the photograph: Barry Northam and other volunteers from the Caldecott Association plant hundreds of daffodils on the Field, during their recent Archive 'Weekend'. The bags of mixed daffodil bulbs were brought to the Trust by another Caldecott Association member, with whom we gratefully anticipate the explosion of life and colour in the Spring.
See below for each day's menu, which will appear when published.
For your ongoing help and support: Thankyou!
Our quick and concise fundraising appeal
You can vote for the work we do by donating to PETT, and telling us what grabs you:
PETiTathon2015! Day Two:
2.2b Oral History: Dr. John Coleman OBE, recorded 2 November 1994: Working with Refugees and Displaced Persons
- People who made the Archive and Study Centre: Companies: Mark Vine and Conservation Resources
- Through others' eyes (2002): "a very real anchor in a rather anarchic field"
- Through others' eyes (2010): "You offer a wonderful service"
- Through others' eyes (2017): "successful, stimulating and challenging"
- Through others' eyes (2018): "an international innovator within the worlds of oral history and planned and therapeutic communities."