Support the Roman Fort!

Those wonderful people at Deva Victrix, who recently organised the Deva (Chester) Roman Festival, have managed to reach the final stages of a nationwide competition run by Barclay’s Bank. Having survived the gruelling initial rounds, which saw more than 40,000 others enter, they are now in with a chance to win the £50,000 prize! Obviously, this sum would mean an immense amount to a small business, but what Deva Victrix plan to do with it is even better. They would build a replica Roman marching fort, where the festival could take place annually, and where thousands of school children could visit, to be educated about Rome, and all its wonders.

I was so impressed with Paul Harston, the main organiser of the Chester Roman Festival, and all his colleagues, that I want to help if I can. If you’re interested, please vote for them too!

RESIDENTS OF THE UK CAN VOTE IN TWO WAYS, but please note that the closing date is 27th June 2011.

How to do it:

1) text ROMAN to 62555 (it’s your normal rate, if you get free messages it is FREE).

2) Go here and enter your email address.

Thank you for your help!

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6 Comments

  1. John Salter
    Posted 14 June 2011 at 09:05 | Permalink

    Done! 😉

    By the way Ben, your book is keeping me awake at night! I haven’t got the time to just sit and read it at the moment so I’m relying on peace where and when I can find it.

  2. benkane
    Posted 14 June 2011 at 09:49 | Permalink

    @John: that’s just about the highest compliment that anyone can pay me! (Sorry for your lack of sleep, however ;-))

  3. John Salter
    Posted 14 June 2011 at 11:12 | Permalink

    Haha I’ll survive, the storyline with Hanno and Quintus is interesting and unique, just wish that other things didn’t keep getting in the way and I could concentrate on it fully.

  4. benkane
    Posted 14 June 2011 at 11:21 | Permalink

    @John: I’m with you on not having any time!

  5. shaunomac
    Posted 23 June 2011 at 09:26 | Permalink

    Mr kane i cant help but agree with john your books are extremely difficult to put down, iv even found myself sneeking in a cheeky paragraph stuck in traffic jams , i am part way through the forgotten legion trilogy an i just can wait to find out what happends,
    your intricate detail makes me feel like im standing on one side watching the drama unfold.. fantastic
    keep them coming !!

  6. benkane
    Posted 23 June 2011 at 10:55 | Permalink

    @shaunomac: welcome to my website! Thanks for calling by. Very glad that you’re enjoying The Forgotten Legion trilogy so much too. Be careful about reading in traffic! 😉

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