1st June 2015: This web site, we hope, has given you a lot of help but now we need your help.
This web site is non-commercial; that is to say it does not earn or receive any income and Amanda and Barry pay for it out of their own pockets and have been happy to do so. At present, 1st June 2015, the web site costs around £200 a year to run. That amount includes 'bandwidth' which is the amount of traffic that passes through it (visits). Your visits to this site add to that traffic.
Because the site is becoming so popular it now needs considerably more bandwidth to operate and, for us, that is financially unsustainable.
The website went 'off the air' yesterday (31st May 2015) for about 4 hours, until midnight (start of a new month), because the amount of bandwidth we are allowed was reached. We can buy extra bandwidth but it costs £40 per 10 GB and that may last only around 3 months before needing a further top-up. Let's put that into perspective. The maximum number of visits in a month during the past 12 months was 62,848 and we are now using about 100 GB of bandwidth every month and the number of visitors keeps increasing which is why we now have this problem. As the number of visitors to the web site grows inexorably each year then access to the site will be blocked earlier and earlier each month.
We would ask that you consider making a small donation, even a pound ( £1.00) would help, to keep this web site and blog going.
The Donate Button will take you to a new page where you can specify how much you want to donate and how you want to pay it. Please help us keep the web site and blog running. Thank you!
Total donations for 2017: £45