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Not yet a member? Join today and start referring your friends!

Help us grow

Members make the Cable.

But we really need more of us.

To stay on track towards sustainability we need 500 more members by Christmas.

More members will help us to:

  • amplify more voices
  • better hold power to account
  • provide more community journalism training
  • build towards sustainability
So, we’re launching a referral scheme

to nudge people who like the Cable to get behind us and become a member, because we need them AND you.

Which is where you come in

As a member, every time you refer a friend to join up we’ll send you both a (really quite nice) little thank you, which you can choose.

All you have to do is send your unique referral link to a friend, and persuade them to join for at least £3 a month (as much as they can!)

How it works

For existing members
  1. You will have an email about the refer a friend campaign with your unique referral link. You can also find it by logging into your Cable account.
  2. Send your link to a friend and tell them why they should join the Cable!
  3. Once your friend has signed up for at least £3 a month using your link, both of you will be able to select from a range of exclusive Cable merch.
  4. That’s it! You can repeat with as many friends as you like until we close the scheme on 18 November, when we’ll send out the gifts.
For yet-to-be members
  1. Ask a friend who’s a member to send you their referral link.
  2. Sign up for £3 or more per month and select your thank-you gift.
  3. As a member you can now refer friends with your referral code! It will be sent to you by email, and it’s accessible via your account.

What’s the swag?

Available for both referrer and new member when they sign up at £5 per month or £60 per year

Cable t-shirt

Ethically produced on organic cotton, these stylish shirts will mark you out as someone who knows what’s going on.

Cable poster

Designed by a local Cable illustrator, this beautiful A4 poster visualises the power of community media.

Available for both referrer and new member when they sign up at £3 per month or £36 per year

Don’t just own your media. Share it!

Terms and conditions of the Cable refer a friend scheme

  • The refer a friend scheme is open to participation from 4 October 2018 and will run until 18 November 2018.
  • We reserve the right to close or extend the availability of the scheme at any point.
Terms and instructions for the referring member:

To be able to participate in this referral scheme the referrer must be a paying member of the Bristol Cable.

You can’t refer yourself!

All members will receive a unique referral link by email. The member will then need to send this to the friend they are referring.

Once the friend has successfully joined the Bristol Cable, the referring member will be able to select their reward by logging into their member profile at

Terms and instructions for the referred friend:

Using the web link provided by the referring member, the referred friend must sign up to join the Bristol Cable, contributing a minimum of £3 per calendar month, or annual equivalent.

At the point of sign up the referred friend will be able to select their reward.

  • At the end of the initial scheme period the selected incentive will be dispatched to both the referring member and the referred friend.
  • We reserve the right at any point to invalidate referrals and not dispatch incentives without providing a reason.
  • We may change, extend or withdraw this offer at any time.

If the recommended friend cancels their membership of the Bristol Cable within 3 months of dispatch of the selected incentive, we reserve the right to claim back the full amount of the incentive from both the referrer and the recommended friend within 6 months of the membership being cancelled.

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