It has now been four days since the launch of this year's fundraising campaign and so far I have received £37.84 ($48.17). It has to be admitted that this is not the best start to a Saint Laika appeal. In fact, it is by far the worst. Usually, people are enthusiastic to begin with and then the donations gradually get less and less as we get nearer to Christmas. I am hoping that the reverse will be true this year and that things will soon start to pick up.
Anyway, enough of my whinging. Here is the blurb:
Dear friends of Saint Laika's and mates of MadPriest, once again it is that time of year when I come to you, cap in hand, to ask you to consider making a donation to keep my online Christian ministry afloat and to make my Christmas a happier one than it would be without your help.
My work at the Saint Laika website and the Saint Laika Facebook page is my fulltime ministry and the donations I receive from my friends who support me are my only source of income. I receive around five hundred pounds a month which is okay for my day to day expenses but not enough to cover unexpected bills and times of increased spending such as Christmas. Therefore, I run two specific appeals a year, one in June and one in December, to raise much needed extra cash.
Through the 2018 Christmas Appeal, I hope to raise enough money to cover my website costs (£150ish), a ten-week course of therapy as I am mentally not too good at the moment (£400 exactly) and the money to buy my wife a really cool Christmas present and a first-rate Christmas dinner, as without her support through thick and thin I would be dead by now, no doubt about it.
To contribute towards this fundraiser please use one of the PayPal buttons below (one is for US dollars and the other is for GB pounds). You can use either, whatever country you live in and you do not need to set up your own PayPal account to make a donation.
Thank you, my friends. You really are top people.