User:Russ/January 2011 Fundraising Email

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Subject: Your London Hackspace Membership

Hi <firstname>,

We're sending this email to let you know about the newly-expanded London Hackspace, and to ask if you could spare a little more subscription money.

At the start of January we took the lease on Unit 23 next door in Cremer Street, so our hackspace is now double the size. If you haven't been able to come along and see it, here's a birds-eye view of the new unit shortly after we moved in:

This is a huge improvement for the space: We're using the entirety of Unit 23 as a workshop and storage area, which leaves the whole of our original space clear and free to use for desks and workbenches. We'll shortly be installing a sizeable new kitchen in the old storage room and converting one of our newly acquired toilets into a darkroom and biohacking space.

There's one small issue, though. We've taken a big step here, which increases our expenses quite significantly, but we think it's worth it. Our number of subscribers is climbing, but we're still short on funds. Our budget is £4250/month and we're currently only making £3100/month.

If all of our members increased their monthly payment by £7, we'd be breaking even. If you're able to do so, please help us out. If we could do something to convince you to increase your monthly payment, let us know what it is. If you know someone who should be a member, persuade them!

We're having a party on Sunday February 6th to celebrate the space extension, it would be great to see you there.


Russ, Jonty, Charles, Robert, Alex, Bob, and everyone else at Hackspace.