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A Place To Call Home Facebook Group Update–Let’s Save APTCH!

I received a very nice note from Peter Vernon who is the admin of the Facebook group The “Save A Place To Call Home” Group. There are over 875 members and growing. Fans are upset that our favourite show “A Place To Call Home” has been axed prematurely. Let’s unite and save our show!



Welcome to the group Ladies and Gent’s – we’d love it if you could write lots of letters!!! Please read this post first! If you’d like to share the link to this group hover your mouse over this link and a share option will display or copy and paste it onto your timeline:

Who to write to:

Lots of people are asking who they should write to so here’s a list:

Tim Worner – CEO Seven Network
Brad Lyons – Head of Programming
John Holmes – Executive Producer
Julie McGauren – Executive Producer.
Bevan Lee – Network Script Executive (he created APTCH) and works for 7

The address to mail it to is:

PO Box 777
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Or fax to 02 8777 7180.

I have also heard that if we still write to the complaints officer that the complaint letter is tabled at the Seven Media Trust Board meeting so we should continue to send letters to “The Complaints Officer” at the PO Box address.

There’s also Kerry Stokes, Executive Chairman of Seven West Media – he owns the Seven Network

Kerry Stokes
Seven West Media Limited,
50 Hasler Road, Osborne Park,
Western Australia, 6017

Tel: (08) 9482 3111 Fax: (08) 9482 9080

If you are addressing it to one of the actual people above then let’s try marking it “Private and Confidential” or “TO BE OPENED BY THE ADDRESSEE ONLY” as well. This may stop it being opened by anyone else.

If you can it would be great if you can print out comments from Facebook, or a website where people have been commenting on the axing of APTCH and include them with a letter.

If you’d like to invite people to the group you can use this link:

Also if you live in Sydney please contact our admin Jeni Lewington as she is organising a special event and we need all the Sydneysiders we can get!

Sorry I know there is a lot here but I hope it’s helpful!



Marta and Carla Zampatti Preview Before David Jones Spring Summer 2014/15 parade–Sunday Telegraph 27 July 2014

Image635420907947333637HEY are sometimes relegated to the back rows, but at this week’s David Jones runway parade it’s the “plus ones” who will have prime position.

The department store has asked its fashion designers to invite their celebrity creative muses, resulting in one of the most star-studded front rows its Level Seven space has ever seen.

Actors Claudia Karvan and Isabelle Cornish will join models Queenslander Nicole Pollard, Rachel Rutt and Ollie Henderson and a group of esteemed creatives on the red carpet ahead of the show on Wednesday, as well as the store’s ambassadors Jason Dundas, Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox.

Sydney designer Carla Zampatti looked to the stage to find the woman who epitomised her brand philosophy, choosing actor Marta Dusseldorp.


1x0y3lpd“I like her intelligence, her simplicity and naturalness,” Zampatti said. “She’s naturally elegant and beautiful but doesn’t appear to be aware of it.

“I thought about how I would like my customers to look and I thought well if they could all look like Marta that would be good.”


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Marta Supports 2014 Daffodil Day 22 August In Memory of Her Brother

Image635413896189875770We are very thankful to Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp for supporting Daffodil Day this year. Marta wears her pin in memory of her brother.

Who will you be wearing a daffodil for?



Image635413883391052892This Daffodil Day, every daffodil, every donation, goes toward helping those who are affected by cancer.

This year, we’re hoping to get more people involved to help beat cancer by ordering Daffodil Day merchandise to sell, wearing a pin, volunteering to help out on the day and donating. We couldn’t do it without you and appreciate your support in helping Cancer Council raise vital funds for research, education, prevention and support.

If you would like to make a difference this Daffodil Day, donate direct to Cancer Councilnow.

Want to volunteer on the day? Together, we can make a difference.

If you would like to volunteer on Friday 22nd August, start by finding a location near you

Channel 7 Needs To Tune In To Fans’ Fury + Links to Two Petitions

Image635410549934890186A Place To Call Home Fans are FURIOUS. Social media has been exploding with comments from fans and if I were Channel 7 rep…I wouldn’t admit it because you are bound to get hammered.

You can make your voice heard by signing the petition to get A Place To Call Home back and have this horrible ending to the show obliterated and a Season 3 made. Click here to sign your name

There are two petitions under way

- Click here for Peter Vernon’s petition

- Click here for Emily Johnson’s petition


Here’s the latest article about the cancellation and the fan’s unhappiness:


Channel 7 needs to tune in to fans’ fury

Macarther Chronicle
15 July 2014


THE season finale of A Place to Call Home on Sunday night has done little to ease the anger of Macarthur region fans furious at the demise of the quality Australian drama.

While the show was hurriedly wrapped up in Sunday’s episode, fans are seething the series will not proceed to a third season which would have allowed the storylines to be more adequately resolved.

Filmed in Camden and Wollondilly shire, A Place To Call Home won the hearts of many local residents.

It showcased our region’s rural and historic beauty to the nation and put the Macarthur region on the tourism map.

Our region, particularly Kirkham’s Camelot mansion, was a star of the show.

On Macarthur Chronicle Facebook, readers have made post after post calling for Channel 7 to change its mind since we reported the network was axing the show.

When contacted by the Chronicle last week to ask if the network would consider reversing its decision given the petitions and social media campaigns in support of the show, Channel 7 declined to comment.

It is a shame another network hasn’t jumped in to save it.

A ratings winner in its first season and boasting an outstanding cast including MartaDusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo and Frankie J Holden, the show apparently did not rate as strongly this year, although it still attracted enviable viewing numbers.

Whatever the reasons for its demise, it is a great pity a quality Australian drama cannot get a go on national television.

Filled with a plethora of reality TV programs, Aussie drama takes second place on our TV screens.

Reality shows are cheaper to make and attract big ratings while creating a drama series is far more expensive and a ratings gamble.

A Place To Call Home was a victim of modern TV. Despite its quality cast, stunning locations and gripping storyline, it could not compete with the reality ratings juggernauts.

What a shame there is not room for both genres.

While I will miss the series and share our readers’ disappointment that it is not continuing, I am delighted that our region had such a starring role. Our businesses have enjoyed the benefits of a tourism boom thanks to the show.

Many of us also enjoyed picking out our local landmarks and recognising some local faces as extras.

As a final word to Channel 7, it is not too late to change your mind.