Help save my dream

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Help support my Photography dream which has been significantly impacted by the pandemic

by Ruthie Clegg Photography in South Milford, England, United Kingdom

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses like mine to survive. 

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to get the help they so desperately require, so here I am asking for your help in ensuring that my dream doesn’t become a distant one.

During the pandemic I have had to turn many clients away, as I’m also a part time Health Professional in the NHS, so knew that my work on the frontline would put my clients at a heightened risk; I wasn’t prepared to risk the health and well being of those who have supported my dream along the way. I opened when I legally could, offering socially distanced outdoor sessions and gift vouchers, but all of this was short lived with 3 lockdowns and being surrounded by tier 3 areas. Everything I did, I did by the book, but I’m now faced with being unable to pay my tax bill, update and replace my equipment, and the realisation that my business is going to suffer tremendously.

Photography has always been a passion of mine. In my caring profession, I worked with the sickest of children, so I knew capturing memories was so important for many families who have lost loved ones along the way. As a mother, capturing my children’s milestones and everything in between made me even more passionate to be able to go out there and share my dream with the world.

Photography has been fantastic for my soul and for my mental health, so when the pandemic began and I had to take steps back, it has been hard to let it go.

I would love to be able to update my equipment and pay my business expenses without having to worry about my business suffering to the point of no return. I also don’t qualify for any Government funding whatsoever. Equally, as things in the NHS start to ramp up, I want to be able to keep at my dream without feeling anxious about having to let it go.

Any help at all, would mean the absolute world to me and my Business.

Thank you for any support you can provide me with.

Ruthie 

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