During our short time as a business, Renaissance Yoga and Wellbeing has been serving both the local community and further afield. Providing classes, therapies and trainings to benefit peoples physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We have also raised money for lewisham Foodbank with our online yogathon. Now we are asking for your help!
Back in March while the studio space was closed due to the national lockdown we suffered a major flood that turned part of the building into a swimming pool with a few centimetres of water throughout.
We received a message from our neighbours next door that there was a little water coming through into their shop and we might want to check out if everything was ok in our studio. Nothing prepared us for what we saw.
Refurbishments going on in the flat above us had caused a cap placed on the end of a water pipe to crack and the pressure of the water to cascade through our ceiling causing extensive damage to our property. Because there was no one in the flat above at the time the fire brigade and the police had to be called to break in and turn the water off that had probably been running for at least few hours already.
We know a lot of yoga studios have been crowdfunding and we were reserved in doing so as with the government funding we were keeping an even keel on things but this has sent us over the edge.
What we need to replace completely includes the false ceiling and flooring through the reception, side corridor and therapy room as well as walls repainted. It doesn't sound a lot but the quotes we have received have been around £5000. We hoped that it would be covered by the landlords building insurance that we contribute to, but it turned out that its not included in that insurance policy and doesn't come under contents either. It was also a surprise to us that there is no liability even though the flood was in another property that affected us.
So we ask for your generosity in helping us carry out these necessary works that we may continue with the work we set out to do. Providing ways for people to manage the facets of their wellbeing as well as being able to support local projects and ones further afield when we can. Thank you for your time in reading this and for whatever you can afford to donate!
Wishing you all the best in health and happiness
The Renaissance Yoga and Wellbeing team