Selling out - and just giving...
UPDATE – see the foot of this post.
Recently you may have noticed some adverts going up onto The Seventy Two. On the right there >>>
The Seventy Two is just a hobby of mine really. I love writing and I enjoy reading everyone’s reactions – good or bad. Bring it on. I also enjoy featuring contributions from talented young writers.
The adverts were a bit of a test to see whether I could actually make any money on the side to fund a few away trips. Things are getting tight on the cash front these days aren’t they?
To cut a long story short, no-one’s clicking on the bloody things and I’ve made £1.08 in the opening month of their presence on the site. Yeah, I know. I’ve got Expedia up on another tab as I type…
Anyway, it’s just come to my attention that one of the occasional writers for The Seventy Two, 21-year-old Derby County fan Joel Clyne, has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
Here’s a Just Giving page one of Joel’s friends has set up where you can donate to Cancer Research UK.
For now, I’m going to keep the advertising on the site and donate it all to Cancer Research UK if and when anyone decides to click on the ads.
If it stays at £1.08 for much longer then I’ll review this stance. I’m not sure they could do much with that kind of capital to be fair. I’m also going to donate a note or two in the mean time obviously.
Oh, and here is a link to the articles Joel has written for this site on Derby’s progress so far this season.
Thanks for your time,
David (editor, The Seventy Two)
PS that link looks a bit hidden…
The Retweet Roll of Honour
Huge thanks to the following for spreading this message:
Taking the ads off the site now, it’s a case of pennies rather than pounds! Thanks to all who clicked. I am going to double the £9.24 raised and donate £20 to Cancer Research UK.
All the best Joel.