Thank you for being a loyal reader of the Northern Beaches Advocate.

We firmly believe in a reliable, local, free source of news for everyone. To deliver that, we have committed significant resources to create a local news organisation that is accurate and has trusted relationships with our readers and newsmakers alike.

But we need your help. The traditional business model of newspapers has been disrupted by large technology organisations, with many of the traditional revenue sources for newspapers stripped away by search engines, social media and classifieds websites.

We do not believe that access to timely local news should be based on the capacity to pay for it, so we will continue to offer our news service for free to everyone.

What we ask of you, is that if you have the financial capacity to contribute, consider making a regular monthly contribution within your means, similar to paying a subscription.

That way, those who can afford to pay, are no worse off than if we charged a subscription, while those who cannot are not deprived of a reliable local news service.

Please consider a contribution that matches the value we offer you. It will most definitely help keep us going, and in return we thank you for your ongoing support.

Thank you to those readers who have generously contributed over the last four years. Your patronage is sincerely appreciated.

Dale Cohen

Dale Cohen

Publisher

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