Riverdale Church is in dire straits, sans Mark and David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers. We have the monthly budget of a single episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, circa 1956. In fact our monthly budget wouldn’t stretch to a full episode, and we couldn’t afford the services of Tony Hancock. So we’d be talking “John Craven’s Fifteen Minutes”. In a nutshell, we’re strapped for cash.
We find ourselves robbing Peter to pay Paul every month, which really isn’t fair on Peter. Last week he sold his signed collection of Blake’s 7 memorabilia just to cover the ground rent on the church building. He’s currently cataloguing his Doctor Who collection on an Excel spreadsheet, and praying that things don’t get that bad over the coming months.
We’re already entertaining the idea of downgrading from a church cat to a church mouse, and the children are mortified. They love Judas.
Can you help? We can cover the rent, but without funding then this website is finished. Our hosting company will pull the plug, and our domain name will go to auction, where it could be seized by a rival church wishing to tarnish our good name. Unfortunately, our designer/developer/content adder is looking to supplement his income by working on other websites, thus taking his eye off the ball (our website). He’s already suffering from stress and anxiety, as a result of his previous employers booting him out into the cold, so we’d like to pay him a half decent salary to show that his efforts are appreciated.
We have someone willing to fill his boots as a content adder, but the only candidate willing to take the baton for free isn’t so clued up on the inner workings of website design. For example, we told him that we desperately needed a content adder, and he went off to Reptiles R’ Ussss and brought back a rather satisfied looking snake.
So please, if you can find it in your hearts to give us a little each month then that will be a mahoosive blessing. That or a one-off lump sum. Even if you could only afford to give 50p, that would be a welcome addition to the Riverdale Piggy Bank.
Having a fully functioning, responsive, search engine friendly website is absolutely vital to any organisation in the 21st Century. Unless you’re running some kind of Amish operation, and in which case, modern technology probably isn’t a prerequisite of church life.
We’re pleading for your help, much like Princess Leia to Obi-Wan-Kenobi. You’re our only hope.