You'll be seeing a couple more posts about donations. And some of you may be wondering why we need them. After all, the meets are free, right?
Actually, although they're free to attend, we do have running costs.
• Equipment (e.g. fans and fursuit area screens)
• Water and fursuiter snacks
• Consumables for themed meets (e.g. Park Party snacks, Christmas decorations)
• Web design and hosting
• Stationery/printing costs
Smallish costs, but they do add up. In the past year alone we've spent about £400 on the meets.
You see the fursuiting area we can now set up? That was paid for by you guys. But please do not think it is only for fursuiters! The more we raise, the more decorations we can have, the more refreshments we can provide for the Park Party, and the more contest prizes we can offer through the year!
We have big plans for our meets. We want to provide more drinks and snacks to keep our fursuiters going. We want more stationery and gear to help our artists. In future, we could even afford a bigger venue for larger meets! However, for this to happen, we need your help.
So please, donate, buy our supporter art (more will be available soon), and let's make Birmingham Furs even better!
What's more, it all comes back to you guys! The organisers do not earn one penny from organising the meets. Quite the opposite - even with your support, there's still a shortfall which the organisers have to pay.
And yes, we will be cheeky and add the donation link. It's paypal.me/Brumfurs And if you have any spare pennies, there will also be a donation jar at each meet.
Thank you so much!
Mazzy and Zieg