Ilminster charity seeks support with film projects

Yeovil Express: FIONA Price (left), Chris Taviner, Elspeth Waldie, Jon Lewes and Roland Chant, of Ilminster charity Purple Field Productions, who are looking for support as they prepare to shoot an educational film on Cerebral Palsy in Kenya. PHOTO: Jamie Brooks FIONA Price (left), Chris Taviner, Elspeth Waldie, Jon Lewes and Roland Chant, of Ilminster charity Purple Field Productions, who are looking for support as they prepare to shoot an educational film on Cerebral Palsy in Kenya. PHOTO: Jamie Brooks

AN Ilminster charity which makes films in developing countries has launched an appeal for support.

Purple Field Productions (PFP) are seeking executive trustees – in particular two to three people with specialist skills and the enthusiasm to make things happen.

Set up by Elspeth Waldie in 2004, the charity makes films with people in the developing world, producing everything from short documentaries to full-length features, tackling a wide-range of subjects including health, welfare, community development and the environment.

PFP relies on donations to continue its work and wants people with experience in fundraising, marketing, project management, overseas development or film making who can dedicate 15-25 hours a month on a voluntary basis.

PFP Administrator Fiona Day said: “These are volunteer posts presenting worthwhile and exciting opportunities. We are looking for people who enjoy a challenge and are really concerned to address poverty and a lack of information in the developing world.”

Trustee Roland Chant added: “The charity has an annual programme of educational and humanitarian filming activities. This commitment to action – not just talking – encouraged me to become a trustee. PFP does not just have grand global aims which sound good but are not deliverable.

“It’s doing some helpful practical work and it’s worth supporting.”

Fiona Price works with Cerebral Palsy Africa and will be the specialist physiotherapy advisor and production assistant on the next PFP project – a Cerebral Palsy teaching film in Kenya, work on which is due to commence shortly.

Fiona said: “The local organisation and physiotherapist we will be collaborating with are totally committed to improving the lives of those families who have children with disabilities and will provide an excellent location and facilities to film the DVD.”

For full details of the positions available, e-mail Elspeth Waldie on elspeth@purplefieldproductions.org and for more information regarding the charity follow the related link on this story.

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