Help Save Biddles of Guildford!

by Biddles of Guildford in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

£8,190

raised of £20,000 stretch target

193

supporters
41% 12 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th August 2020 at 9:13am

Help us Save Biddles of Guildford, the Stationer, which Closed after 135 Years! The staff need your help to rescue the shop!

by Biddles of Guildford in Guildford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With this we will be able to bring the former staff back sooner than planned, creating local employment and providing a complete and knowledgeable service once more


Biddles needs your to help rescue our store!

Biddles, Guildford's oldest stationery shop, is a well-loved Guildford retailer that has been supported by our loyal customers for over 135 years. Trading throughout the great depression and both world wars, however now we need your help.

Covid-19 

Due to the pressure of Covid-19, our owners went into administration and we were left with the overnight reality that Biddles was to close! Its entire staff were to be made redundant, leaving everyone in a great sense of shock.

There is a real desire for the shop to re-open!

David and Neal, the managers for 30 and 50 years respectively, are driven to rescue the store and are ploughing their savings in to this project, however the costs keep rising and funding has become very difficult to find, with the Council, Government & Banks concentrating their support for those trading through the Covid-19 period. Sadly, we are not eligible for this help as our rescued shop will be seen as a new company.

Donations and Rewards

In return for your support we will be offering a number of rewards including, Limited edition Biddles pen & pencil set and incentives in the form of ‘pay if forward’ vouchers for larger donations, should you have the means to help us. We appreciate any assistance you can offer, even just letting people know, would be a great help.

Our ultimate aim is to provide all of our former full time staff with a job once more. Between our team, there is nearly 150 years of experience and we are determined to provide Guildford with the same level of knowledge and customer service we pride ourselves on.

We know times are tough for many people and businesses right now, making any amount you can spare all the more special. Can you help us rescue Guildford’s oldest stationer? Become a part of our History and help Biddles to succeed!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

23 of 50 claimed

£10 Reward

Pledge £10 to help Biddles re-open and you will be rewarded with a limited edition Biddles pen. Well let you know when your gift is ready for collection!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Pledge £5 to help Biddles re-open and you'll be placed on our Supporters Wall of fame in store

£20 or more

29 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward Voucher

Thank you for generous donation, you are helping Biddles re-open once more, you will receive 2x '£10 off when you spend £20 or more' vouchers.

£50 or more

21 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward voucher

Blimey, we really didn't expect you to consider this option, in return we will offer you, 5x '£10 off when you spend £20 or more' vouchers.

£100 or more

15 of 15 claimed

£100 Extra reward

Wow, we are extremely grateful, and this is a big step towards securing Biddles future. There will be something exclusive for you, 12x '£10 off when you spend £20 or more' vouchers to use in store!

Let's make 'Help Save Biddles of Guildford!' happen

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