During the month of February, Saint Laika’s received £690.47 in donations and paid out £80.02 on website expenses. This means I received £610.45 before tax and national insurance - £5.48 more than what I had to live on in January.
I'm not starving but having a social life is financially impossible. I scrape by each month but if an unexpected expense comes along I'm in a mess. This happened at the beginning of this month when taking my wife out for a bar meal on her birthday meant I couldn't pay the monthly subscription to one of the servers that keep the Saint Laika website running. Fortunately a Facebook post about that embarrassing situation led to a couple of good friends of mine helping me out and yesterday I was able to pay the outstanding amount. It would be a lot less stressful if I could double the amount I receive in donations each month and that remains my ultimate goal as it would give me a low but living wage.
Therefore, if you are in the financial position to help and are inclined to do so, please consider becoming a signed up friend of Saint Laika’s, one of the angels without whom the ministry of this online community would not be possible. Pop over to the ANGELS page and choose how much you wish to donate each month. Then click on the relevant button and follow the instructions. You do not need a PayPal account to contribute.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a one off donation then please still go to the ANGELS page and on the right hand sidebar, under the heading “Donate to St Laika’s,” you will find a widget that you can adjust to the amount you wish to send to me. Then click on the Donate button and follow the instructions.
Also on the sidebar, under the heading “Amazon Links,” you can help finance my ministry without sending me anything at all. You just have to make your Amazon purchases via one of my Amazon widgets and I will earn commission. It will not cost you anything extra, I promise, and getting a cheque from Amazon for a hundred dollars or so every three months is always a great help.