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West Leeds Dispatch needs your help …

Producing your daily dose of West Leeds Dispatch comes at a cost! And you can help by becoming a supporter.

There’s the hosting of the website you’re reading now, running our popular e-mail newsletter, membership of independent press regulator Impress, attending summer events, paying for equipment etc etc.

We need at least £200 a month just to break even – that’s money currently coming out of the pockets of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about what’s happening in our communities, connecting you with local groups and organisations as well as holding decision-makers to account and championing local issues.

And all that’s BEFORE we even think about paying something for people’s time – for instance, our editor puts in more than 24 hours a week in his ‘spare’ time to ensure The Dispatch publishes daily.

To put it bluntly, after nearly four years of daily publishing, we are not sustainable!

And we need YOUR help to continue …

For the cost of less than a couple of cups of coffee you can help support local community news and continue to give our communities a voice by taking out a subscription for just £4 per month (that’s just a pound a week).

As a thanks you’ll get your name on a roll of honour on our website. More importantly you will be enabling us to keep bringing you the news that matters about your neighbourhood.

Achieving a bedrock of supporters will give us a firm financial footing and help us plan for the future.

Supporting us couldn’t be easier…

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Over to you …

Thank you to our supporters …

Adele Rae
Adrian Rankin
Alison Payne
Anne Akers
Barry Tebbs
Bridie Sheehan
Chris Dunford-Kelk
Clare Wigzell
Debbie Tomkies
Deborah & Richard Hainsworth
Diane Law
Emma Bearman
Fran Graham
Geoff Dixon
Iola Shaw
Jeremy Kapp
Jim Corah
John Baron
John Illingworth
Kerry Murphy
Kevin Ritchie
Mary Spears
Lou Cunningham
Lucy Moore
Lyssa Medana
Nicole Bound
Paul Abraham
Phil Townend
Raymond Powell
Rebecca Whittington
Robert Dick
Shaun Chatterton
Stephen Waddell
Sophie Michelena
Thomas Forth
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