Helping Thrive to survive

by James Green in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Helping Thrive to survive

£7,516

£50,000 target 39 days left
15% 107 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th February 2021 at 7:06am

The pandemic has hit many independent businesses and 'Thrive' is no different. We need funds to help us continue our plant based mission.

by James Green in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Thrive Plant Based Café, Bistro and Venue was a dream, two year1609516175_thrive_coffee_and_cookies.jpgs in the making. The agreement was finally signed in February 2020 to take over a neglected building in Norfolk Street, Cambridge. The former CB2 was an internet café that had unfortunately closed its doors the previous year. One month after signing, and taking on the building, the first lockdown was announced and the project was heartbreakingly put on hold.

Eventually opening in July 2020 Thrive has battled through restrictions 1609516287_thrive_window_laptop_shot.jpgand adversity in the hope of providing a community café to the local population and beyond. It has built a following and is much loved by so many people, both in terms of the food and drink, and the ambience and activities. The ethos of the café is respected by many - minimal waste, environmentally conscious, delicious plant based food, local suppliers, a support of other independent businesses, and a relaxed vibe together with a friendliness commented on by many.

1609516344_thrive_window_shot.jpgWe now need the help of people who resonate with what we're creating. Thrive always had the aim of creating a community space but the Covid-19 outbreak has meant we have been severely stretched in terms of our finances. We require the monies to help us survive this current climate so that we can continue our original aims.

There are two function spaces - 'The Hive' and 'The Basement'. Both these rooms allow for a whole host of activities to take place where we can put on events like yoga, holistic therapies, music nights, cookery demonstrations, mental health workshops, and many other activities. We want to help local people have somewhere to come to do many things that will promote wellbeing.

Cambridge ha1609516387_thrive_portobello_mushroom_dish.jpgs been lacking such a venue for some time and we really want to keep our momentum going. Your support would be much appreciated by the team and please do share our project on your platforms and with your networks. We would welcome you being a part of our story

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

£30 Reward - 25% off for two weeks

Pledge £30.00 and get 25% off when you visit Thrive. This is valid for two weeks from the date of our full reopening and valid on presentation of the gift card we will issue

£50 or more

£50 Reward - 25% off for four weeks

Pledge £50.00 and get 25% off at Thrive. This is valid for four weeks from the date of our full reopening and valid on presentation of the gift card we will issue

£75 or more

£75 Reward - 25% off for six weeks

Pledge £75.00 and get 25% off when you visit Thrive. This is valid for six weeks from the date of our full reopening and valid on presentation of the gift card we will issue

£100 or more

£100 donation - free hot drinks for two months

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with... free coffee or hot drink with every cake you buy for two months.

£250 or more

£250 Reward - three course meal for two

Pledge a generous £250 and we'll reward you with a three course meal for two people.

£500 or more

£500 Reward - three course meal for four with wine

Donate a very much appreciated £500 and we'll reward you with a three course meal for four people with a bottle of wine.

£1,000 or more

£1000 reward - free coffee for six months

Pledge an amazing £1000 and come to Thrive for one free coffee or hot drink per day for six months (for the donor only).

£2,500 or more

£2500 Reward - two people dine free every week

A truly fantastic £2500 pledge means you and one other person can dine with us free every week for six months. A three course meal included for both people.

Let's make 'Helping Thrive to survive' happen

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