Keep The Green Wood Café open with covered seating

by The Green Wood Café in Coalbrookdale, England, United Kingdom

Keep The Green Wood Café open with covered seating

£3,172

raised of £6,000 stretch target

79

supporters
53% 1 day left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 21st October 2020 at 10:08am

We're looking to raise funds to cover our main seating area outside in the garden, to help keep us open through winter

by The Green Wood Café in Coalbrookdale, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our initial target will enable us to purchase gazebos to cover the various benches and tables, but ideally we'd like to look at the garden area holistically and build a longer-term weather proof structure from green wood and eco materials that is functional and sympathetic to the permaculture garden that the seating is set around.


As a family we've poured our heart and soul into our coffeeshop over the last four years here in The Ironbridge Gorge woodlands and we're desperate to keep going! We closed for five months at the beginning of the pandemic to try and rework our business to operate safely for the future and we've managed to reopen, but we're all out of funds to invest further. 

We’re running on reduced capacity whilst we maintain 2m social distancing on site as required by our COVID - safe measures, consequently we don’t have any seating inside the coffeeshop or on our terrace as these areas are just too small. Most of our seating is now outside amongst the apple trees and it’s this area that we want to get covered and make cosy for those cooler, wetter days. (In the meantime, thank you to Small Woods who’ve temporarily allowed us some indoor seating, next door to us, in their Woodland Hall.)

The extent and style of the covered seating area will depend on how much we raise, of course we want to create as much winter seating as we possibly can! Heating would be ideal too so we can get back to doing our Street Food Evenings. We'll also be consulting with our landlords (and site management) Small Woods Association to ensure whatever we do is in keeping with the value and aesthetic of the eco green wood centre in which we reside.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help us stay open with cosy seating through winter and we'll be eternally grateful - thank you from all of us.

£25 or more

£25 for 25% discount

Pledge £25 today and we'll be eternally grateful - and have 25% off your next visit to us.

£50 or more

£50 for 50% discount

Pledge £50 today and we'll be eternally grateful - and have 50% off your next visit to us.

£125 or more

£125 for future coffee!

Pledge £125 today and we'll be eternally grateful - and have a free coffee every week for a year!

Let's make 'Keep The Green Wood Café open with covered seating' happen

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