Your Marshwood Vale Magazine

by Marshwood Vale Magazine in Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,345

£10,000 target 36 days left
33% 31 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th June 2024 at 11:59pm

To employ a dynamic, community-minded individual to maintain the sustainability of The Marshwood Vale Magazine

by Marshwood Vale Magazine in Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom

After more than twenty years, and now more than 300 issues of The Marshwood Vale Magazine, we need your help to carry on.

We have launched this Crowdfunding campaign to raise money to employ someone to take Marshwood forward and make the magazine sustainable. 

While the current production team work on a voluntary basis, and have done since the start of the pandemic, it isn’t fair to expect a new employee to work without payment.

And it doesn’t make sense to ask our community to help support us, unless we use that support to find a way to make this resource strong enough to survive in its own right.

Over the last twenty-two years of publishing this monthly community magazine, we have launched and run initiatives that included local food awards, writing awards, photographic awards, community awards and of course the hugely popular ‘Marshwood Arts Awards.’

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In lockdown we managed to keep the publication going when it was impossible to distribute and most of our advertisers had been forced to temporarily close their doors. During those harrowing months for everyone we produced two issues a month in an attempt to keep our readers and local residents aware of what was happening with all of their favourite clubs, venues and businesses.


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Our focus has always been set on highlighting all that is special about our wider local community; publishing features about the people, places and events that make our lives more fulfilled.

And now, as we move into a world where communication and relationships within our community are more important than ever, we want to find someone to take the reins and help develop our new hybrid Marshwood.

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We will be publishing the magazine in print four times a year and we will be publishing our online magazine Marshwood+ every month.

Each issue, online and in print, will be full of all the usual selection of local profiles, events, gardening, property, local food, arts and entertainment. And most importantly, we will be highlighting initiatives that support sustainability in our local environment. We will continue linking environment, culture and the arts within our wider local community.

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However, we need your help to ensure that that sustainability applies to us as well.

Please help us by donating to our Crowdfunder so we can focus on the long term sustainability of The Marshwood Vale Magazine.

Every donation, no matter what size, will make a difference to our future.

Thank you.


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

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Books about Nature and the Natural World

Championing Nature and the Natural World in the British Isles, Little Toller Books in Beaminster are offering a free 'lucky dip' book to the next 5 people that donate £20 or more to our Crowdfunder.

£20 or more

A heartfelt Thank You!

A massive thank you from the team at The Marshwood Vale Magazine, because we know that every penny counts

£50 or more

The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home

The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year and a big thank you from us with your name on our supporters page.

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Signed copy of Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower!

LIMITED OFFER! The next 10 people that donate £50 will receive a signed copy of Gill Mellor's stunning book 'Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower'.

£100 or more

Home Delivery and a heartfelt Thank You!

The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year and a big thank you from us with your name on our supporters page.

£125 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Ron Frampton's Beyond the Vale

Contribute to your local community and receive a Marshwood Tote Bag with a copy of the late photographer Ron Frampton's Book, Beyond the Vale. The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year and a big thank you from us with your name on our supporters page.

£1,000 or more

Support Community with a Full Page Profile

Show you really care about your local community and benefit from a full page profile on you, your business or the charity of your choice in Marshwood+. And of course you will also get The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year. Also a big thank you with your name as a Gold Supporter on our supporters page

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower by Gill Meller

Contribute to your local community and receive a Marshwood Tote Bag with a signed copy of Gill Meller's Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower. The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year and a big thank you from us with your name on our supporters page.

£200 or more

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A meal for two at The Oyster & Fish House

Enjoy a meal for two at The Oyster & Fish House, Mark Hix’s restaurant in Lyme Regis, Dorset. The Marshwood Vale Magazine delivered to your home for 1 year and a big thank you from us with your name on our supporters page.

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