Coastal View is one year old!! And this issue is the best yet, with 56 pages and 24,000 copies, it is full of your stories from your communities. Inside is the second Freebrough Flyer supplement and with so much going on at Freebrough it had to be 12 pages this time. We have launched our brand new website, full of stories and information, plus the chance for you to have your say. Our sincere thanks go to the guys at E-Strands Ltd who have made all this possible with their sound advice, expertise, guidance and ongoing support. Our Charity Event held on 18 June was a great success. With top class entertainment from our friends Bob Fortune, Rebekah Findlay and FiddLyn Man Doris plus the chance to see the much acclaimed Vin Garbutt, Teesside Troubadour fi lm, courtesy of another friend Craig Hornby. All these people gave up their time free of charge to help the worthy cause of the Young Carers
Project, based at The Junction, 19 Station Road, Redcar. Thanks to the people of Moorsholm who supported us and for all your hard work on the night and before it and for the great pie and peas. Special thanks go to Ian Solomon for all the help you gave and for believing in us. This event was about raising money for Young Carers Project but more importantly, what it did was raise the profile of this great organization and the people who work in it, making a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. Thank you to Lawrence and the guys who came along and supported us on the night. This project has touched the hearts of so many people who came along, so watch this space for details of other events on their behalf. We have so many people to thank for the success of your very own paper. Our advertisers and sponsors who have loyally supported us month after month, providing the revenue needed to get the paper printed and
distributed. Without these people there would be no Coastal View. Our distributors, who work tirelessly and with no complaints in all weathers. Without them there would be no paper through your door. Our contributors, who write our brilliant columns and articles and send us letters. Without them there would be no news. Our MPs and Councillors, who provide us with the politics and the issues. Without these people there would be no controversy. Our outlets, who allow us to leave the paper so you can pick them up. YOU our readers, who provide us with stories, critique and continue to support what we are trying to do. Without you, what would be the point? WE THANK YOU ALL Here’s to the next 12 months! We hope you enjoy reading this issue.