A message from the Kowethas:
"Dydh da! We're the Kowethas - the Cornish Language Fellowship. We work to promote the use of Cornish in everyday life*. We'd like your help to raise £3, 000 to print three Topsy and Tim books in Cornish:
Topsy and Tim is a series of popular children’s books by Jean and Gareth Adamson about the adventures of a twin brother and sister. First published in 1960, they were relaunched in 2003 and have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide.
We have translated the text of three different Topsy and Tim books into Cornish - Topsy and Tim Have a Birthday Party, Topsy and Tim Go Camping and Topsy and Tim On the Farm. The books are ready to be printed as soon as we have raised the funds.
We believe these books will help children - and adults - learn Cornish. With the first Cornish Language nursery due to open soon, the more resources children have available to them, the better.
The Kowethas has already printed Ple'ma Spot? (Where's Spot), which was launched in Waterstones in Truro and published by Penguin.
Publishing is an important aspect of the work of the Kowethas. The materials that we produce include books, diaries, stories and language learning materials, such as books with accompanying CDs to help beginners.
Topsy and Tim is a new project to tie-in with the new BBC TV series. It will also be published by Penguin.
As a thank you for your support, we have a large variety of rewards for you to choose from - everything from your house name translated into Cornish to books and language classes.
Meur ras - thank you. With your help and generosity, we will see Topsy ha Tim in Kernewek on the shelves and helping the younger generation to learn Cornish.
* The Kowethas is a voluntary body (charity no. 1065527) and its funding is raised through grants, membership, sales and donations. The Kowethas is non-party political. Our objectives are to advance education in the Cornish language through promoting, encouraging and fostering its use. We were formed in 1979.
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