Help Los Gatos come back from corona

by Los Gatos Tapas Bar in Swindon, England, United Kingdom

Help Los Gatos come back from corona


raised of £10,000 target


73% 16 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st July 2020 at 7:33pm

Los Gatos shut temporarily on18 March to protect you and our staff. We are raising funds to support our staff through this terrible time.

by Los Gatos Tapas Bar in Swindon, England, United Kingdom

Los Gatos needs your help.

On March 18th we made the agonising decision, in consultation with our team, to close for their protection and for yours. We are a healthy business, employing 23 people, never been in debt, have always paid our suppliers in time and paid our taxes in full.

We intend to stand by our staff financially as well as protecting their health and jobs. We plan to re-open as soon as it is safe. 

Like so many other small, independent businesses, we faced an unpredictable and potentially very grave future and we need your help. Our insurance, although it covers notifiable diseases, will not pay out for loss of business due to Coronavirus. The government have offered us loans, which we don’t want to risk taking on, and a small cash grant of £10,000. Our monthly payroll costs are normally £25,000 which we set as our initial target. UPDATE: We’ve since been offered up to 80% of wages for staff by government, and with confirmation of this, we’ve decided to reduce our target so we can top up wages. We’ve also extended our project running time. 

All funds raised on this page will be used to support our wonderful staff financially. 

We thank you all for your amazing support and look forward to seeing you when it’s safe to reopen. 

Phil and Shareen


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Los Gatos Recipe Book (digital)

Treat yourself to tapas at home with the Los Gatos recipe book. 20 of our most popular recipes, with choices for all, including a recommended playlist to listen to while you cook and eat!

£5 or more

Get the secret recipe for PUDIN DE CHOCOLATE!

Pledge £5 today and we'll send you the secret chocolate pudding recipe so you can make it at home. You’ll be the envy of your friends!

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£15 or more

0 of 20 claimed

NEW! Unframed A4 print

A limited edition full colour print of an original painting in acrylic by professional artist Christine Racher. The painting, “Los Gatos” was originally commissioned for Shareen’s 60th birthday by her family. A5 landscape print, pronted on A4 paper, ready for framing at home.

£20 or more

24 of 100 claimed

£20 Meal voucher

We’ll welcome you back with this voucher for tapas as soon as we are open.

£20 or more

3 of 24 claimed

Finest Rioja in a gift box

A bottle of our premium Rioja Consejo de la Alta Crianza in a gift box - collect as soon as we are open. (Will keep until Christmas!)

£25 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Sherry Tasting

Get to know the jewel in the crown of Spain’s wine production by exploring a flight of 5 sherries (50ml) with tasting notes.

£30 or more

7 of 100 claimed

Paella Sunday lunch voucher

Take a day drip to Spain for your Sunday lunch! Your choice of paella (seafood, meat, mixed or vegan) with a nice glass of wine and a dessert to follow! Why not buy 4 and get up a party? (Dates subject to availability)

£30 or more

2 of 30 claimed

NEW! Framed print of original painting “Los Gatos”

A limited edition, framed, full colour print of an original painting in acrylic by professional artist Christine Racher. This unique painting was specially commissioned by Shareen’s family for her 60th birthday. The A4 size (landscape) frame will contain a mounted A5 size print, with the frame available in black, white or gold.

£50 or more

20 of 50 claimed

£50 Meal voucher

We’ll welcome you and your friends back with this voucher when we’re open again.

£50 or more

Los Gatos Recipe Book (hardback)

A full colour hardback copy of our recipe book featuring 20 of our most popular recipes with photos and a playlist to entertain you and your family while you enjoy the results!

£20 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£20 Weekend Reservation!

Pledge £20 today and we'll reward you, when we re-open, with the right to reserve a table (max 8 people) on one Friday or Saturday night. Those who know how busy we get, know how valuable this is! (Subject to availability.)

£400 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Weekend for 2 in South West France

Spend 2 fabulous nights in South West France with Shareen and Phil. Luxury en-suite bedroom, all meals (classic French cooking) and accompanying wine included, as well as a visit to a chateau. and Airport pick-up/drop-off from Bergerac (flights not included.) Two double bedrooms available - buy 2 and come with friends! (Subject to agreement of dates, lifting of travel restrictions etc.)

Let's make 'Help Los Gatos come back from corona' happen

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