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Royal Voluntary Service and Third City are excited to announce the launch of a crowd-funding project on Kickstarter today

RVS and Third City Kick Off Kickstarter Campaign

Hidden History of A Million Wartime Women hopes to raise £25,000 to digitise almost 30,000 pages of diary entries written by the charity’s volunteers across the UK during World War II

From transporting toddlers in donkey carts to running mobile canteens to knitting with dog-hair, there are thousands of never-before-seen stories documented in the Royal Voluntary Service archive. The digitisation of the diaries, which were awarded UNESCO UK Memory of the World status in 2010, will allow the public to access previously unpublished records of life on the Home Front. It’s also the first time a charity has turned to Kickstarter to help fund such a project.

To find out more about the Hidden Lives of A Million Wartime Women or to show your support, check out the campaign page here.