Voice of Byron Expansion

$570 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 28 months
I'm John Wright.


I was a young co-founder (1971, with Reg and Jean Wright) and years later, owner and editor of The Byron Shire News (1986 to 1993).
Currently, Voice of Byron is our suite of 7 Facebook pages and 2 websites . (Full list below)
Labels in Media
These days all media get labelled. 
You hear, "Don't believe them, they're Fairfax - they're too Leftie!" or someone says, "You can't trust them - they're Murdoch-owned" or even "That ABC is full of Leftie/Greenies" and "That Andrew Bolt is a right-wing fascist!"
These are labels.
We want Voice of Byron to have a label, too:
"They stand for the truth!"
For five years we've conducted all our activities at no charge. All we've ever done has been voluntary. Thousands of hours of it.
Time For Expansion
Now it's time to expand our presence.
It's time for Voice of Byron to grow into the 21st medium it deserves to be.
And that requires funding for:
     -> Marketing
     -> Advertising
     -> Equipment (extra computer)
     -> Sales and news staff (contracted)
This is personally very important to me.
I feel what we are doing fills a need in Byron.
I feel our concept deserves to be given every chance to realise its full potential.
No matter who owns what in the Byron media, it's vital that at least one Voice is impartial, truthful and a genuine voice for Byron.
Byron deserves a genuine voice, a way for people to connect.
A way to let our governments hear what we have to say.
Every contributor will:
-> be listed in our Voice of Byron website
-> each funding over $100 receives a hand-numbered and signed replica of the first Byron News front page
-> receive valuable discounts on products and services we intend to introduce in the future
-> receive personal updates on our progress

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Facebook:
Voice of Byron
Voice of Byron: Sport
Voice of Byron: Wholistic
Voice of Byron: Busy Line
Voice of Byron: Food & Fun!
Know What I Miss About Byron Bay
Voice of Byron/Bay Locals
Websites:
Voice of Byron
Bay Locals
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Hi folks,
A quick update on our Crowdfunding to expand our Voice of Byron media...
Donations via GoFundMe are up to $200 and we have also received messages from supporters who have committed to donate as soon as they have funds.
Onwards and upwards!
Your support is greatly appreciated
Cheers, John
Happy with the progress...
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$570 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 28 months
Created July 9, 2016
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Andrew Pearson
26 months ago

like keeping up with my home town from sydney. keep it up

$50
Jane Valentine
28 months ago
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As a Byron Bay local growing up. I really appreciate hearing all the news from the Bay. I hope all the Byron locals and ex locals support your cause. Even if it's the cost of one cup of coffee, it all helps.

SC
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Steve and Kath Compton
28 months ago
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We appreciate everything you do.We have been able to reconnect with so many people from our life in the Bay .....that is priceless.Thank You.

MC
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Milton Cater
28 months ago
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Keep up the good work!

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Anonymous
28 months ago
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Dom Blake
28 months ago
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Contemno Contra Falsus Natio

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28 months ago
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