Jim, whilst I appreciate that the hall fees need to be covered I worry that a £40 fee may put any 'first timers' off dipping their big toe into the murky lasery waters.
Perhaps there is some middle ground here whereby any new attendees (who don't know what to expect) could be charged a lesser fee for a days attendance?
I can't see that any of the regulars' would ever see you being out of pocket for a LEM, i'm sure most would stump up a few extra quid if it ever got to that situation. I'd hate to think that people didn't want to pop along as they'd be stung for £40 the first time they attended.
Just a thought...
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