Bringing life to the high street in Whitehaven

by Louise Pegram in Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom

Bringing life to the high street in Whitehaven
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I am opening a grocery store in the heart of Whitehaven. In a world where the high streets are dying, I want to change that!

by Louise Pegram in Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom

I am opening a grocery shop in the heart of Whitehaven. I will work with local producers, We will sell cheese, bread, coffee, wine, beer, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and lots of store cupboard essentials.

I will work with producers and suppliers who focus on the quality, integrity and provenance of their produce.

I will also work with local farms and buy their products from them to sell their range of “wonky” and surplus fruit and vegetables, which would help to fight waste on farms by sourcing slightly imperfect but just as delicious produce for a fair price directly from farms around Cumbria. 

In an age where high streets are dying, I want to create a place which allows people to come together and socialise in a more personable atmosphere than the average big supermarket, and also be able to show off the amazing range of Cumbrian products which are available but are rarely seen in chain supermarkets.

I’m asking for £5,000 which will cover some rent on a small shop on the main high street in Whitehaven, kit it out with the equipment I need and buy in some stock. I can not afford to do this without the crowd funding so this is an all or nothing plea to start something special in your community.

I have gifts based on the size of pledge you can make. By even the smallest amount would help us on this journey. 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

Lakes distillery Spirits tasting evening

Come and spend the evening, with 10 guests, tasting Spirits from the Lakes distillery. A guide from the distillery will talk you through the delicious Gins,vodkas and whiskies. Accompanied by our tasty Food Boards and a Desert. Booking subject to availability.

£20 or more

Enjoy a bottle of house wine or local gin

Enjoy a bottle of our delicious House wine or Locally made Gin and a big MERCI.

£50 or more

Prosecco with a Deli platter for 2

Enjoy a bottle of Prosecco accompanied by a mixed cheese,charcuterie and Camembert board for 2 people at our sister business, Gin and Beer it, in the market place.

£100 or more

The Lakes distillery gin collection

The delicious lakes distillery gins : the original Lakes gin and the flavoured Liqueur collection, 4 lovely flavours : Elderflower, Damson, Sloe and Rhubarb and rose hip

£1,000 or more

Your staff party

Exclusive use of our sister venue,Gin and Beer it for up to 40 guests with a selection of cheese,charcuterie and loaded bruschetta Boards from our menu and £500 behind the bar to start your party. Bookings subject to availability.

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