The morning after the weekend before and a time to reflect.
I wanted to say thank you to the group of special human beings that has supported it since that pissed up Twitter post a few months ago. To go from a hangover the size of Chris O’Grady’s vein to actually selling the fanzine yesterday was a special feeling and one I’m incredibly proud of.
The fanzine is meant to be something for the Town, an opportunity for people who have a desire and a passion for their Town to give something back. We can all complain about Barnsley, we all know it has it’s ills but this fanzine has proven to me that we have good, decent and honest people who will give their time, often neglecting their family, and money to support those less needy. To see lads who have given hours of their time & written for us still buying one was incredibly emotional for me.
Whilst charity is obviously the key beneficiary of what we’re doing, we know that local business are integral to us. We will continue to support them by offering opportunities to advertise but also by spending the vast majority of cash in our town. We know that for various reasons it’s been on it’s arse for years but the only way to change things is to do something about it, however small. We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to those that need it more than us and with WSB we’ll always endeavour to do that be it through fanzines, merchandise or events. Every penny of profit will be donated to Barnsley charities. Every penny we need to spend we will try and spend in Barnsley too.
To save me rambling, I’ll leave it there. Selling over 400 copies in the first 2 days is fantastic – we’ve certainly over achieved, if you would. We know we can make some changes, we know we’re learning on our feet but we’ll continue to do that and hopefully add a bit of competitive edge to the local fanzine scene.
At the latest count we’ve raised around £600 for Barnsley Hospice. By the end of next week that will be much nearer to £1000. There’s only one word that comes to mind. Wow.
PS – to summarise where you can buy the remaining few from:
Debut Records – Sold Out
Andy’s New – Sold Out
CAM Music – around 10
Old Number 7 – around 10
Originals – few left
Honeywell – around 10
Oakwell News – around 10
Athersley Rec – around 10
PPS – full house, ladies and gents.