Over the past five years, Exmoor4all has grown to a website, an online shop, community events and, of course, other social media platforms. It is taking a lot of time and love and dedication to build up the community (we reach regularly up to 150,000 people per week, and 75,000 people engage with us on Facebook alone) and this is why we’re on Patreon:
The Background Story
My name is Elke Winzer. I am a single mum with two staaaaarving teenage boys and four dogs. I moved to Exmoor from Germany over 15 years ago, but fell in love with the area a very long time before then.
My background is in Public and Cultural Relations. I published three books in my previous life in Germany (under my author name Elke Koessling), and have worked as a promoter for musicals, organised concerts, and explored the world as a travel journalist amongst many more things.
I started Exmoor4all in 2012 as an online community which connects people from all over the world in their love for beautiful Exmoor. We help local businesses promote their products, publish information about events, and, increasingly so, provide a calming refuge from a scary world out there.
Five years down the track we know that people love what we do. Constant engagement, production of outstanding posts and products, and the provision of assistance (when dogs get lost or owners of cows have to be found) take a lot of time. It is easily a full-time job which so far has been subsidised by taking on “normal” jobs. It would be great if – with your help – we could run Exmoor4all full time and provide even more ‘customer service’ than before.
You can become an Exmoor Patron for as little as £0.80 per month (Patreon operates in US$, but of course your subscription is in GBP if you live in the UK) – and any contribution is not only much appreciated, but also comes with rewards to our patrons.
To find out more, please pop over to our Patreon site and have a look at all the tiers and rewards available: