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Lest We Forget

by Stuart Lee category: Crowdfunding

“Help fund a local #WW1CollectionDay to digitise and preserve items from #WW1. Lest We Forget an Oxford Uni project. http://thndr.me/DvW9ac

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Ends Jun 06, 9:00 AM BST

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This campaign ended on June 06 at 9AM

Lest We Forget

Please donate now to 'Lest We Forget'

On June 5th Oxford University launched a crowd-funding campaign to fund ‘Lest We Forget’, a proposed new community-based initiative to run during 2017-2018 to preserve materials held by the public dating from the First World War. Building on from the success of our ‘Great War Archive’ in 2008, a mass-digitisation project that attracted the direct submission of over 6,500 items (now available online), we want to go even further and rescue the many remaining traces of the war in attics, drawers, and cupboards in homes across the UK still waiting to be uncovered.

In 'Lest We Forget' schools, libraries, care homes, and community groups will be invited to partake in dedicated training events and then lead a local digital collection day for members of the public to share family material related to the First World War. Every item collected will then be published on November 11th 2018 on a free-to-use online database for children, scholars, and the wider public to promote understanding of the Great War, and secure the stories of those who lived through it.

However, we cannot achieve this alone: we aim to raise £80,000 to run the training, support  volunteers from local communities across the UK, and to buy equipment for them to use. Please donate to this project and also help us to spread the word by following us on Twitter (@ww1centenary), and sharing our posts with colleagues, friends, and family.

The generation of 1914-1918 gave so much, we must not let their memory fade. Lest We Forget - saving the past for the future. Please donate now and spread the word.

Follow us also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordLWF/

  • Reminder - help 'Lest WE Fotget' Thunderclap

    June 16, 2017
    Dear All,

    This is just to ask you again if you would assist us in supporting a second Thunderclap campaign for our WW1 mass-digitisation project - 'Lest We Forget'. Annoyingly it has transpired that coinciding with our last campaign which reached 250,000 accounts and generated 10,000 click throughs the crowd-funding campaign site went down (due apparently to a DDOS attack at the same time). So we're going to run this again next week.

    To support us go to: http://thndr.me/GSeBSK

    Thanks in advance,

    Stuart Lee
    University of Oxford
  • Lest We Forget - Second Thunderclap

    June 13, 2017
    Dear All,

    Many thanks for your kind support of our first Thunderclap campaign. Despite the election hitting our coverage we still raised £2k in less than a week. But we need to restart the campaign now that the UK (at least) is emerging from last week. Can I ask again for you to sign up as a supporter to our new Thunderclap campaign by going to: http://thndr.me/GSeBSK and registering your various social media accounts. The email with a direct appeal for donations (£1/€1/$1 or higher) will go out next week when we may all have forgotten the lunacy of UK politics!

    Thank you once again,

    Stuart Lee
    University of Oxford
  • 'Lest we forget': Thunderclap launched

    June 6, 2017
    'Lest We Forget' - Launched to over 250,000 people


    Many thanks for your kind support in terms of getting the word out about our new crowd-funding campaign to raise money to digitise and preserve objects owned by the public related to WW1. Due to your help at 9.00am GMT our message went out through 112 supporters to over 250,000 people. However this is just the start. We now need your help in getting donations in. Please go to our crowd-funding page at: 
    https://oxreach.hubbub.net/p/lestweforget/

    And pledge whatever you can (from £1 upwards) but also help us get the word out by encouraging friends/colleagues to donate too. You can also become a 'helper' on the site which shows you how influential you have been in terms of getting money raised and follow-ups.

    Thanks again,

    Stuart Lee
    University of Oxford
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Stuart Lee
@ww1centenary

I am a senior researcher at the University of Oxford who has run several major digital projects around the First World War.

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