Our appeal for donations and loans, first printed in GN14 and repeated in subsequent issues, has brought a most encouraging and optimistic response. As regular readers of this paper know, we needed to raise £500 immediately at the beginning of January to ensure GN’s publication during the first two months of this year. This we have received, and we are extremely grateful for the positive action on the part of those who sent in donations etc.
We also stated that we needed a further £1500 in addition to the £500 already mentioned, to enable Gay News to be financially sound during the next few months, until we are finally able to stand on our own feet completely.
From the list of figures printed at the end of this piece, you will see that to date we have only managed to obtain a portion of the amount we were hoping to raise. In this issue you will read that we have secured larger, more adequate premises, but at present we are without the funds to furnish the offices with the equipment we desperately need to operate efficiently If you still feel that GN is a venture worth supporting, your donations will be most welcome. May we remind you that loans or guarantees for bank loans are also of much value to us, as is any office furniture etc you may not be putting to good use.
In conclusion, we sincerely thank those of you who have so far contributed to our Please & Thanks appeal. We hope that your support has been repaid by the continued publication of Europe’s only independent, fortnightly newspaper for gays of all sexes.
|Donations & loans received up to 14/2/73||630.73|
|Donations received from 2/2/73:|
|Mike, London SW18||1.00|
|G W, Teddington||1.00|
|Mike & John, Dalston||2.00|
|Anon, Paris (10Fr)||0.80|
|Brian, London SW10||1.00|