Ahhhhh Blackpool! A national treasure providing fresh air, clean beaches, and, did you know, the best park in the UK for two years running (2017-19)? It’s an ideal resort for safe rest and recuperation after Covid-19 locked us all down during the Spring of 2020.
Our particular thank you to the NHS
This campaign is crowdfunding for 500 stays for NHS workers at our wonderful Art B&B, due to re-open in late July. As the clapping stops, let's pay our respect to the nurses, doctors, cleaners, porters and others who have been looking after us in a time of national crisis.
As a Community Interest Company, Art B&B will donate 50 stays for free and we will only charge the running cost (£55) for the others. So by pledging, you will be rewarding both NHS key workers and supporting the arts whilst people sleep.
This remarkable B&B has 19 artist-commissioned bedrooms with a maximum capacity for 41 people. The ground floor has two spaces, one for exhibitions (and live performances once we can mingle together again), the other space hosts a small, welcoming bar area which is already ‘socially-distanced’ in its layout and service design.
Your pledge, however large or small, will gift to a NHS key worker a simple, high quality hotel room where thought and attention to detail has gone into every aspect but which is not overly precious, fussy or inaccessible.
With 1.5m employees in the NHS we cannot treat everyone. However, Art B&B will work with a series of partner trusts across the country to find the fairest way to select those deserving this special reward. If you know someone in particular who deserves this thank you please mention their name, role and hospital and we will connect with their trust to put this offer to them. You can do this in your comment box.
£5 and it's your round! This buys a NHS worker a ‘double anything’ at the bar.
£15 and you receive your honorary 'Art B&B Lifelong Landlady'* certificate. Designed by artist Michael Trainor, it is a small work of art itself. As an added bonus we have included a limited edition Michael Trainor print on the reverse of your certificate too.
£55 and you can treat a NHS worker (plus one) to a night's stay at Art B&B at cost price. We will leave a personal 'thank you' postcard in the room from you and we will send you a Landlady certificate too.
It would be lovely to see any supporters of this campaign at our hotel too, so do come and stay yourself, once we are open - scheduled for late July 2020.
* The Landlady is a non-gender specific term that applies to everyone who gets involved in this reward