PETT News

DAY 9!

"What has PETT ever done for me?" Made lots of cakes! 

Guest Blog - 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' by Adam Green, Archivist and Trustee; expressing the views of many

PETT Showcase - 'A Charming Diary Transporting us Immediately' : Material culture and the transforming magic of the everyday 

Favourite Photographs - "Let's begin with the band and end with a dance" - ATC Celebrates its 30th birthday at the Cassel Hospital -

If anything in the many pages we're putting together touches a chord in any way - and if you would like to see this kind of artistry continuing and even blossoming further -  please use our 'BT Mydonate' page to add your support to that of others. If you are a U.K. tax payer, Gift Aiding your donation will add 25% in value to your gift without any additional cost to you: an additional £90 has already been raised in this way!

Or,  cheques can be sent to PETT, Barns Centre, Church Lane, Toddington near Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5DQ

With very many thanks, as always,

The PETT Team

It's the beginning of Week 2 in the two week PETTathon! ! During Week 1, from a standing start, your generosity raised £4,250 towards our ultimate goal of £50,000 - almost a tenth of the way there! Can we push that to a fifth in the week to come?!

Today's offerings:

Guest Blog - 'Reinventing the Wheel' by Albert Lamb, Specialist Curator for Progressive/Democratic/Alternative Education - engaging for the future

PETT Showcase - 'Wennington' - a collaborative digital story - the very first we ever did

"What has PETT ever done for me?" Gathered, preserved, catalogued and shared the archival heritage - and who could ever have imagined it could have been this much fun! 

Favourite Photographs - 'There's something about black and white...'; a mistake in the camera; a timeless image

And, NEW to the website, a SPECIAL OFFER from our Executive Director RICH ROLLINSON! Read more...TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS UNIQUE OFFER! :

If anything in the many pages we're putting together touches a chord in any way - and if you would like to see this kind of music continuing and even growing - please use our 'Mydonate' page, to add your support to that of others. If you are a U.K. tax payer, Gift Aiding your donation will add 25% in value to your gift without any additional cost to you: an additional £90 has already been raised in this way!mydonate

A day of rest!  But why not take this chance to take another look at the new materials of week 1 or visit out My Donate page to show your support!

Thank you and looking forward to week 2!

 

We've arrived at the end of our first week of the two week fundraising blast. Thankyou very much for sharing this small adventure with us so far: We very much need your support, and the aim has been to try to show ways in which we may have earned it - and to try to learn from feedback how best to ask for it! A big learning curve for a small charity more used to DOING than ASKING!


What we did Saturday:

Guest Blog - 'Audio Archives and Sound Recording' by Paul Turney

PETT Showcase - 'Crete" April 1939'

What has PETT ever done for me? - 'Online Publications' but why talk about it? Do it!

Favourite Photographs - 'With a little help from our friends'

Guest blogs coming soon: Albert Lamb, David Kennard, Carolyn Mears. Fascinating.

Many many thanks, as always,

The PETT Team

New features:

"What has PETT ever done for me?" - 'YOU TELL ME...' Set a ball rolling and where will it go?

"PETT Showcase" - Some poems from the Archive to mark National Poetry Day (Frances Barnes of Wennington School and Richard Crocket of the Ingreborne Centre)

"Guest Blog" - 'A Caldecott Kaleidoscope' Reflections on a childhood at the Caldecott Community by Tony Inwood

"Favourite Photographs " - 'Therapists in Nature...' (now - is that a double entendre?)

LANDMARK - We now have 100 followers on Twitter!!

WE ARE IMMENSELY GRATEFUL TO RUTH CROCKET FOR A VERY GENEROUS DONATION OF £3000 TOWARDS OUR GOAL OF £50,000. GIFT AIDED, THAT COMES UP TO £3,750!!

Please consider a donation. We really do need and value your support.

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Thank you so much!