Can you Help with Running costs?

Are you enjoying Blantyre Telegraph’s FREE local news service? Hope so. Some people may not know this site is run by just one person. Did you know that every year I pay £279 in WordPress hosting & domain costs to run Blantyre Telegraph’s main website from my own personal money. As a non-profit page these last 11 years, this leaves me out of pocket, costs I’ve just paid today (as evidenced). So this year, as with last, I’m “on the scrounge”, hoping for just a little extra help to cover some of these costs.

Can YOU spare £1 or £2 or whatever you wish if you think that’s worth the annual service Blantyre Telegraph provides to the community? Please donate to help cover my costs and then share. Last year, readers kindly donated the full amount collectively within only 2 hours of putting up the post!

All donations entirely go towards hosting the main site. I take nothing.They go entirely towards the continuation of providing free news on Blantyre Telegraph.


In 2022 alone, I’ve brought a whopping 956 local news stories direct to your Facebook timelines and on the main website, helping reunite lost pets and property to their owners, celebrating all that’s good in Blantyre, breaking news, crime alerts, what’s on, and covering local interest stories, in a professional, accurate manner. I did this, as always in my spare time, not seeking recognition, never taking a penny, always posting outwith my normal construction work hours, as a hobby. 

I don’t want to use income from the Supporters Group for hosting, which would otherwise go to local good causes like the fabulous Toy Drive this month. If you would like to kindly show your support for Blantyre Telegraph and help me out a little, even with £1 or so, please consider making a donation. Thanks




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