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Raising money to print a book with a selection of John’s Christmas poems.

John Christmas’ book of poems

by Anne Sanders

  • £500.00

    Funding Goal
  • £340.00

    Funds Raised
  • 0

    Days to go
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
68.00%
,PLEASE NOTE - This campaign has come to an end
London, United Kingdom (UK)

Anne Sanders

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John often talked about publishing a book with his poems but sadly this never happened. Since his early departure, the idea of finally bringing some of his poems into a book was on everyone’s mind.

His younger sister Anne Sanders took up the challenge and got to work by looking for John’s poems and editing a selection of these into the book that will now be printed, through this crowfunding campaign.

in her own words:

I have attempted to provide a snapshot of his original collection, which includes over 500 poems. I hope you will find here some to make you smile or laugh outright, and others to make you stop and think, although there may be some that bring tears.

This has been quite a journey for me. It was difficult to choose poems, so I apologise if your favourite is not included. 

I hope that you can support the project.  I know that John thought of publishing, but just lacked the energy. 

 

The result is this A5 size book with over 90 poems. The campaign aims are to raise the money needed to print 50 copies. At the cost of £10 each (including post), the expectation is to raise £500.

There’s the possibility of funding 2 copies to the same address for a little less per copy. Were it the case that anyone would like to support more than 2 copies, you’ll have to do 2 funding requests.

There will be:

  • Reward 1 – 30 Rewards available of 1 copy at £10
  • Reward 2 – 10 Rewards available of 2 copies at £18 (sent to the same address)

Very important – Make sure that you write the delivery address correctly on the checkout form. Please note that the delivery is for UK addresses only.

Anne will keep everyone updated on this page.

Cathnor Road garden in its heyday,

Cathnor Road garden in its heyday

Finally, this is a unique chance to get hold of of a copy of John’s poems in a book, researched, edited and produced by his sister Anne Sanders. To raise enough money to print 50 copies, can be a daunting prospect. We would ask you, even if you are not getting a copy, to share this page with others to increase the chances of raising the full amount.

– This campaign is also inserted in the dedicated page https://viva-vox.org/john-christmas-poetry-book/

Notes on Checkout: you can use a debit or credit card. The payment is processed through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to process the payment. The interface will ask you if you want to set up an account with Paypal. Move the button to decline and proceed without creating the account.

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Rewards

£10.00

REWARD 1 One copy of the book posted to a UK address for £10

January, 2024

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
16 backers
10 rewards left

£18.00

REWARD 2 Two books delivered to same address in UK for £18

January, 2024

Estimated Delivery
Campaign Over
10 backers
2 rewards left
Name Donate Amount Date
Stephen Cassidy £10.61 January 08, 2024
Anonymous £11.64 January 05, 2024
Jayne Magness £10.61 January 04, 2024
Tracie Anne Beattie £10.61 January 02, 2024
Tom Allport £13.70 January 02, 2024
Benjamin Wakely £13.70 December 31, 2023
Anonymous £18.85 December 28, 2023
Anonymous £41.51 December 23, 2023
Anonymous £21.94 December 21, 2023
JONATHAN ELMS £15.76 December 19, 2023
Tim Hutton £10.61 December 18, 2023
Kate Lord £18.85 December 18, 2023
Susan Spinks £10.61 December 15, 2023
Gary Barrs £49.75 December 15, 2023
Vanessa Ridgewell £18.85 December 14, 2023
Leon Maurer £10.61 December 13, 2023
Anonymous £21.94 December 13, 2023
Andrew May £10.61 December 13, 2023
Gregory Munson £18.85 December 13, 2023
Robert Livock £18.85 December 13, 2023
Anonymous £21.94 December 13, 2023
Hugh Allen £10.61 December 11, 2023
Murray Gordon £13.70 December 11, 2023
Liam Baker £10.61 December 11, 2023
Vanessa Ridgewell £18.85 December 10, 2023
Joao Sarmento £12.67 December 10, 2023

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