You are SO NICE! Many thanks for donating to the Love Wapping funding campaign.
Bottom line is that I don’t really like asking people for money but this has been tempered by the hard fact that without funding from people like yourself I will not be able to continue my work. Expenses and running costs are not huge but when you have already used up your financial resources they seem to be.
Additionally, I would like to be able to use address finder services such as 192.com as I spend a huge amount of time trying to confirm identities of people, and most of this work is not visible on Love Wapping. But I work to the same levels of proof as any other journalist so the costs are the same.
The best way I can repay your generosity is by continuing to work and publish stories that the people of the East End of London need to be made aware of. And lots more photos of wildlife of course! I think they make a welcome change to details of corruption and malpractice.
I hope I can continue to provide solid reliable information for you and other borough residents to the best of my abilities. With every donation I feel more confident that I will be able to do this.
With best wishes,