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We have been working hard to achieve Our Objects .  The more we do, the further we would like to take TimeLine.   You can see what we mean if you look at What People Say.   

ImageIn 2008 TimeLine became a charity: we are very grateful to our Patrons, who are all people we admire, for lending us their names to support the work of TimeLine. The most important thing to us is that we are able to pass on the stories and other contents of TimeLine to anyone who wants to read  them.  TimeLine has been able to share so many interesting, inspiring and positive things about Hackney with thousands of people, partly because it has been free and easily accessible.   Anyone can just pick it up and have a read without having to decide whether to spend any money on it.  So it reaches children, people who like history but never buy books or go to museums, casual readers with a few minutes to spare.  That’s why  we don’t want to put a price to it, but we do need help from people who sympathise with our aims.

For some people, this website is an answer, but it is not the answer.   There are plenty of people who do not use computers, or do not have time to spare when they are in front of a screen, or simply prefer to read from paper than from a computer screen.  And  one of the pleasures for a lot of  TimeLine readers is that it is a shared activity, whether it is in family groups, residential home quiz sessions, or classrooms.   So the printed TimeLines - which we think are nicer than the electronic version - will carry on as well as this website.

If you would like to support us, here are some ideas for individuals and for organisations of ways you could help out.

Make a donation
Now that we have joined JustGiving, it is very easy to make a donation to TimeLine.  You just click here!

Become a Friend of TimeLine
A very simple way to support us is to become a Friend of TimeLine, which will make you a member of the TimeLine Club.  Whether you are an individual, a business, a community organisation or a Hackney school, we would love you to become one of our official Friends. There are four different applications, so please just click on the category that is right you to find a 2009 application form:  Individual, Community Organisation, Business or School.  And if you are an individual, please do use the GiftAid form as well if you can.

Make a donation
If you are able to make a financial donation to help support TimeLine that would be fantastic - and if you are a UK taxpayer it would really help us if you can use the GiftAid form: that means TimeLine would receive extra money through the tax system, but it would not cost you any extra.  Please don't worry if you can't help in this way, especially while the credit crunch is making things so hard all round.  Donations to be sent to TimeLine, PO Box 44684, London N16 0XY - and if possible please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know to look out for something.

ImageYou could sponsor an issue – or part of an issue – of TimeLine, or a page in this website.  Please click here if you would like to see a list of Our Supporters, who are individuals and organisations that have done something to support TimeLine since it first appeared iin 2005.  If you look at Previous Issues you will see some organisations that have chosen this route to supporting us.  We often find  things to write about in an issue which are of special interest to the sponsor: Issue 11 is a good example, where The Worshipful Company of Grocers sponsored an issue which had lots of stories about a school that the Company had founded.    To find out more, please contact us on : This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Partnership Arrangements
Sometimes TimeLine works co-operatively on projects with partner organisations.  TimeLine showcases an appropriate project of the partner organisation, which in turn makes a financial contribution towards that issue of TimeLine.   A good example is Issue 10 , where TimeLine worked in partnership with a local London Wildlife Trust  schools project.  We have worked in partnership with lots of organisations, including Hackney Shed theatre group, the Anne Frank Trust, The Learning Trust, schools, groups for older people, Universal Board Games ..... we are always looking for new partners! 

ImageAs you will see, we include a small  amount of suitable advertising – which we offer at extremely competitive rates.   Advertisements appear both in the printed TimeLine and online in this website.     If you have an event to publicise, we can include that in the News & Events page.   To find out more about our advertising rates or if you are interested in being included in our pages, please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  .

Purchasing multiple copies for distribution
ImageSome of the organisations who receive multiple copies of TimeLine for their users, have  chosen to support us by paying a small amount per copy.   If you would like to know more, please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

TimeLine is a registered charity (Charity Number 1122520)

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