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** LATEST UPDATE 18/06/23 – WOW! You did it! Thanks for the donations. Our costs are covered for another year! Donations closed!

Original Message – Enjoying Blantyre Project? Can you please Donate a little to help with 2023/24 Running Costs?

It’s becoming expensive to keep running Blantyre Project. As a non-profit charitable website providing a FREE service here and on Facebook, it may surprise you to know I have unavoidable annual costs of £528 that I seek kind help from readers with. (Each May, In order to research accurately and provide a FREE ancestry service to all Blantyre people, I incur the following annual costs: $19/£15 WordPress domain and website $360/£300 business hosting plan including data storage giving YOU good functionality here. As well as £79 British Newspaper Archive subscription to research new stories and dates, £14 website apps and Ancestry Premium Plan £119.99 to provide FREE ancestry to readers!) Such an archive would usually cost to access, but I’m keen on keeping it free for all readers. I can’t drive down cost, unless I stop researching and posting.

I usually pay this each year, (an expensive hobby!) to ensure this site remains FREE for everybody who follows it.

It’s a bit of an ask…but Can you perhaps spare a little donation of a pound or two to help me cover my costs? You can choose any amount and pay safely by Paypal, credit or debit card to ‘Blantyre Telegraph’s’ Account which will directly fund Blantyre Project. I do not hold any card details.

If anybody knows of better ways of funding this project, e.g micro grants, funding, awards, charitable societies etc , please do let me know. Thanks.

So far readers have generously raised £538 towards the 2023 £528 target! Thank you for your support.

Donations have so far been generously received from:
I Stewart, M. Meaux, S Clelland, I Crossar, F Garret, J MacFarlane, Allison S, Andrew S, James B, John McA, Carol Ann W, Ian B, Jim C, Joseph R, Jean S, Beverley O, Carole M, Janette S, Alexandria S, Winifred McL, Jimmy C, Rob G, Your Name here