In regard to the current situation regarding COVID-19, The Boileroom needs your help to survive the crisis - Please read!
by The Boileroom CIC in Guildford, England, United Kingdom
In light of the recent recommendations by the government, we regret to inform you that we are having to press pause on all events here at The Boileroom with immediate effect.
Yes. This means we'll be closing our doors for the foreseeable future.
We will be monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly to government advice. We are doing our best at the moment to reschedule everything in March & April to July and August and are really excited about coming back with a full programme for the summer and autumn.
Although we are trying to stay positive, without the support of the government we have estimated that in order to be able to support our full-time staff and pay our bills, we need around £2.5k a week. This is why we are crowdfunding for the worst case scenario - 12 weeks, which comes to £30k.
Like so many other small, independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable and potentially very grave future and we need your help.
We will keep you all informed of any changes to our plan, but for now we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Yours and of course our staff’s safety is absolutely paramount to us.
Put simply: without support and action during these times, The Boileroom will NOT survive and its staff will be placed in a vulnerable financial position.
At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who is able to and and wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of The Boileroom, to please donate generously to this fund.
In return we will be offering Boileroom merch and other incentives for larger donations, should you have the means to help.
We are gutted, obviously, this is challenging everything that is important to us and we really hope for a time when we can put this behind us. Thank you for your words of support and helping independent family businesses like ours. Frankly no business (regardless of shape or size) is exempt from the impact of what is going on right now.
Our thoughts are with the ill, the afraid and all the affected. We will stand firm. In the words of our good friend Gaz:
Moving, keep on moving
Where I feel home again
And when it's over,
I'll see you again
The Boileroom xx