The DLA research is almost complete. We have raised £2885 which is quite simply, miraculous.
Now, I'm not a businesswoman. I'm not a politician. I don't have a nice warm office full of tech and techies. I don't have independent resources.
When I originally asked if you wanted to do this, I had no idea VAT would be added to the printing costs (like I said, I'm not a businesswoman) and I'm sorry to say that I didn't realise the funding site and PayPal would take 10% of the donations. Finally, I had no idea that meeting the incredibly tight deadlines over Xmas would add 50% to the printing costs.
There are just a few days left before I have to pay the printers.
Please, I know it's Xmas, I know times are very, very tough, but anything you can donate will help to make this a reality. Tell your friends, ask your Mum, sell the dog's blankie - but give what you can.
I've had great media interest, but that means people have to get to London on the day the report is released to give interviews - we are all unwell or disabled, so a base to recover from and de-brief will be vital. There will be transport costs, phone charges and internet time to pay for.
As this project has evolved, it has grown beyond all recognition. It has taken on a life of it's own. I am no longer producing the report, the report is producing me! It's also nearly killing me and anything I can do to pay for things I would otherwise have to do myself is becoming more urgent by the day.
It's exciting - thrilling even, to see what we can achieve - what we have achieved just by working together and believing in ourselves.
So please, RT, share, email and beg - I am beyond pride, I don't have the time. Let's have one last push and see if we can hit the £3,500 target. Let's be heard.