Help Lizzy's On The Green Survive Covid-19

by Lizzy's On The Green in London, England, United Kingdom

Help Lizzy's On The Green Survive Covid-19
We did it
On 23rd May 2020 we successfully raised £21,515 with 485 supporters in 28 days

Help Lizzy's On The Green Survive Covid-19 so we can re-open and enjoy the community of Newington Green together again.

by Lizzy's On The Green in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are a seasonal business. Whilst the £10k will help us get through Covid-19, if we are unable to open during the peak months of the summer we shall be stuck for cash flow, which means the risk of having to shut later in the year or early 2021. To avoid this, the extra money will be the cash flow lost from being closed over our busiest months of April- June.


Dear Friends,

Just as we were gearing up for our favourite summer season, with exciting plans for late night specials and other community events, COVID has sadly struck and we were forced to close our shutters for the foreseeable; feeling no longer responsible offering a take away only service that was attracting lots of loyal people to leave their homes and come to us.

The good news is that all our wonderful staff  have been furloughed and we will all be reunited when the restrictions are lifted.... 

The bad news is that despite our best efforts to access grants, loans and insurance, as it stands we have fallen through every loophole imaginable and have been unable to access any significant Government support so far. We have had no income since we closed and now things have reached a critical stage.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to reopen.

In desperate times, we are reaching out to you, to help us raise £10k to cover our overheads, tax and supplier debts. 

We've done the sums and if we raise that, we will survive the shutdown (if we can reopen before the summer ends).

We have created some fun packages and a range of rewards for each pledge value. We appreciate times are hard for everyone, so we hope that these pledges will give us all something to look forward to in the future as well as showing our thanks to the NHS for all their incredible work for us in these difficult circumstances.

We all know Lizzy loves to name drop... so look out for a few familiar faces who are great friends of the cafe, offering some "different rewards" which should be something fun for the future!

We miss you. A lot. Our customers are our friends and friends should be seen often!

We are arranging (for when it is all safe to gather again!) a smashing Survival Celebration Party, where we can spend an evening together toasting and ?!hugging?! and enjoying the relief that the cafe is back open and here to stay.

We love our little kiosk. It has been 7 years of pure love, sweat, tears, gossip and LOTS of laughter! We have loved getting to know you and your families, your new borns, your 'doggos' and witnessing just how important and wonderful real COMMUNITY is!                                                                                                                                                     Our time can't be over yet.     Please know, every little helps and is appreciated more than words can say. THANK YOU for all the love and care we have been shown in the last few weeks.  

In the meantime, stay indoors, protect the NHS and save lives.

All our love, Lizzy and the Team On The Green xxx

                             

About Lizzy's...  

Lizzy's on the Green is a small kiosk cafe in the heart of Newington Green, founded by Lizzy Bassham in July 2013. We had a tiny budget but huge ambitions. Seven years later we have won the hearts of locals and Time Out's 'Best Cafe' in Dalston and Stoke Newington for two years running.

We aim to provide a delicious home cooked menu from our tiny site which appeals to everyone in the neighbourhood and with accessible prices, that are kept as low as possible (Pensioners teas and coffees for £1) without compromising quality or service standards. We serve up breakfast offerings, healthy and wholesome lunch options and of course our famously fantastic cakes, brownies and flapjacks!

FAQs

Why don't you get a grant from the government? 

We pay our rent directly to the council and as a building in a public space have never paid business rates. Therefore, we have had no access to the small business rates relief scheme, which is the gateway to receiving the government grants.

What about your business insurance or a loan?

Our insurance did not cover a pandemic. As a sole trader we already have loans out to help us through the year (we are a seasonal business) and therefore cannot access any extra loans from the bank.

What will you do if you reach the target and grant money is released to you?

We are a seasonal business. Whilst the £10k will help us get through Covid-19, if we are unable to open during the peak months of the summer we shall be stuck for cash flow, which means the risk of having to shut later in the year or early 2021. To avoid this, any extra money will be used to cover the cash flow lost from being closed over our busiest months (April- June).

What are the terms & conditions of the pledges?

  • No refunds for pledges, but we are happy for them to be transferable.
  • We hope the dates of events suit, but if not we'd love you to a send a friend instead.
  • All items are pick up only.
  • Late Night at Lizzy's  pledges will need to book a table in advance.
  • Dates pledges are available is based on the Covid 19 situation. 
  • Pledges than can be, will be released after the closing date of the campaign

Friends of the cafe (above left to right) Jayde Adams, Zawe Ashton, Laura Marling, Gizzi Erskine, Alexa Chung and Ed Petrie and  are all super excited to support the cafe and offer something fun for your pledge!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Here are some of our Wedding Cake offerings from the past... when is your future big day?! Wedding cake pledges are valid until July 2023!

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Pay forward 10x NHS Coffees

Pay forward 10 coffees for any worker of the NHS to come and enjoy for FREE!

£5 or more

6 of 500 claimed

Postcard & Coffee

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee

£10 or more

61 of 500 claimed

Postcard, Coffee & Cake

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee and a slice of Cake!

£35 or more

Postcard and 10 Coffees

Collect your Lizzy's Postcard and have 10 coffees back.

£35 or more

10" Whole Cake and a coffee

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard, any Coffee and choose your 10" Whole Cake from our very own delicious recipes.

£40 or more

33 of 60 claimed

Ticket to the Survival Celebration Party!

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus 1x Ticket to the Survival Celebration Party! Live music, stand up, nibbles and FREE BOOZE! We can't wait to paaartay!

£60 or more

1 of 2 claimed

1hr Zoom Chat with Jayde Adams & Pudding

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus friend of the cafe and television's hilarious Jayde Adams will titilate you and your household alongside her "Pudding" for an hour on Zoom! You lucky ducks!

£60 or more

Pay forward 20x NHS Coffees

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee and pay forward 20 Coffees for any NHS worker to come and enjoy for FREE!

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1hr Online Hypnotherapy Session

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus a one hour online Hypnotherapy session with an experienced practitioner, to help with anxiety, confidence or any other personal issue.

£80 or more

29 of 30 claimed

Gizzi Erksine & Jayde Adams Dinner & Comedy Night

Friends of Lizzy's On The Green, chef, restaurateur and food writer Gizzi Erkskine and host of Channel 4's 'Crazy Delicious' Jayde Adams bring you an evening of delicious dining and cracking comedy. *Date & menu to be announced but when we have the thumbs up from the government we will give you a months notice with 7 days to confirm.

£100 or more

12 of 100 claimed

Wall of 100

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus have your name up in glory at the cafe having helped LOTG survive Covid-19!

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4x Drumming lessons with professional

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus a 4 drumming lessons with professional drummer Tom Fyfe. If you've been to Jazz on the Green and watched the DDJT Quartet this is not to be missed!

£150 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Wedding Cake serves 80 people

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus a bespoke 3 tier Wedding Cake in 3 flavours (serves 80) Includes cake tasting and consultation *Does not include delivery Cake sizes: 10",8"& 7"

£200 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Wedding Cake serves 120

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus a bespoke 3 tier Wedding Cake in 3 flavours (serves 120) Includes cake tasting and consultation *Does not include delivery Cake sizes: 16",10"& 8"

£250 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Mega Supporter

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus 10% discount for 6 months (from reopening date) and 2x Tickets to the Survival Celebration Party!

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Super Supporter

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus 10% discount for a whole year (from reopening date) YOUR NAME on the wall: "These people saved LOTG from Covid-19". 2x Tickets to the survival celebration party!

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sensational Supporter

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus 20% discount at Lizzy's for a whole year (from the reopening date). All Inclusive evening at Late Nights at Lizzy's for 2 people. YOUR NAME on the wall. "These people saved LOTG from Covid-19" or Your FAVOURITE dish named after you. 4x Tickets to the survival celebration party!

£15 or more

15 of 15 claimed

Totes Amaze Bag and a Coffee

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard, a Lizzy's On The Green 'Pineapple' Tote Bag and any Coffee!

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Totes Amaze Bag, a Tea Towel and a Coffee

Collect your Lizzy's On The Green 'Pineapple' Tote Bag, your Lizzy's In The Kitchen Tea Towel and any coffee

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1hr French conversation

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee and 1HR of French conversation with native Camille, to help you improve your fluency, to get more vocabulary, knowledge and understanding of the French, the French language and France.

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

5x Livestream classes with FOLD London

Collect you Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any coffee plus the lovely people at Fold London bring you 5x Live stream classes

£40 or more

3 of 3 claimed

1 Years Supply of CARDS by Bow & Arrow Press (x25)

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus 1 years supply of mixed celebration cards (25 cards) by the wonderful Holly our friend at Bow and Arrow Press. Holly designed our Logo, our Totes Amaze Bag and Tea Towel!!

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Zawe Ashton signed "Character Breakdown"

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus your signed edition of local legend Zawe Ashton's book "Character Breakdown" and a Tote Bag gifted by her!

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

30 min Zoom w/Ed Petrie- BBC Children's Presenter!

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus BBC Children's Television Presenter Ed Petrie (All Over The Place) offers a 30 minute Zoom call with you and your children (aged 7-12)

£60 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Camille Walala Print

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus an A3 size Giclée Print from a Limited edition Of 50 from unstoppable talent and friend of the cafe Camille Walala!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Alexa Chung Drawing

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus Lizzy's pal and friend of the cafe Alexa Chung offers a rare hand drawn picture made especially for you to say thank you for your pledge!

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

2x Tickets to see Laura Marling

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus friend of the cafe, folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling offers you TWO tickets to an up coming gig when Covid-19 is over.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed iconic 'Mean Girls' Poster by Lizzy Caplan

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus friend of the cafe, actress Lizzy Caplan, who played the iconic JANIS in the film 'Mean Girls' offers a personally signed w/ message poster, just for you!

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

4x tickets to see Madness with backstage passes

Your chance to go to the house of fun and get backstage! Madness have kindly donated 4x tickets with backstage passes for the lucky pledger! *Due to Covid, date to be announced but should be at the end of the year.

£400 or more

1 of 1 claimed

All 7 Laura Marling Records SIGNED

Collect a Lizzy's On The Green Postcard with any Coffee plus friend of the cafe, Brit award winning Laura Marling offers her entire 7 record collection signed. Super rare and collectable!

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