The PrideWest website has been live on the internet since 2001 and has offered a place for those either residing in, visiting or interested in the LGBT+ community in the Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire areas.
The website tries to provide a central hub for information for the community such as news items, items and issues of community interest and information about venues and events/what's ons.
The website has always been run by one individual with no financial backing or assistance, however due to steadily rising costs for technology such as domain name, website hosting etc, when the renewal is due this year it will prove to beyond the affordability of myself and it will be with a heavy heart that I will no longer be able to keep the website online.
I would therefore like to appeal for small donations to contribute towards these costs to enable the website to continue operating, and if such allows, developed for future years - such as providing an optimised layout for mobile devices.
I believe that the website is a unique place to find this locally based information and it would be shame for that to be lost.
I would also be interested to hear from others that may like to contribute by writing and updating items for the website.