An independent weekly has given away £10,000 of free digital advertising space to independent firms on its patch.
The Southwark News has offered a month’s free advertising on its website to advertisers to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
So far, more than 30 companies have taken the News up on the offer.
Owners Chris Mullany and Kevin Quinn, pictured, are also printing extra papers and getting them delivered with the local authority’s food parcels to vulnerable, shielded people each week.
Chris said: “We’re a small business ourself, so we feel your pain – and we want to try to help ensure that the lifeblood of south London survives and thrives beyond this difficult situation”, said Chris.
“Each business gets 75,000 page views over a month, with these free adverts taking the place of revenue-generating national advertising on our digital network.
“And it is 100pc free of charge – our designers are even creating the adverts for each business and then we upload and run them.
“Every time we go on our sites and see all those free adverts, we get a kick from feeling we might in some small way be helping them see this through – we really hope so.”