To our friends, family, regulars, customers and generous fundraisers.
The Nectar House, is a business built on community as well as providing great coffee and food. Throughout our time on Gloucester Road we have developed a special environment where our regulars and customers can feel safe, loved and appreciated every time they are here with us. The business, through our staff and customers, has created a hub of positivity, creativity and compassion for 11 years and we wish to continue for many more.
As many of you will be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses. It is going to make it very challenging for businesses like ours to survive. It is almost impossible to know how long our doors will be closed for in the aid of public health. The ramifications of Covid-19 will be felt throughout the remainder of 2020 and beyond leaving us concerned for our future.
Being a small independent business means we are already susceptible to cash flow issues. Now that our doors are closed for trade, we are much more vulnerable. We hope to receive support from the council in terms of a 'one off grant', however that may only cover our rent and not any other outgoings. The longer we are closed the more challenging this will get, Our main aim for this fundraiser is to retain staff and pay their wages, to continue paying and supporting our suppliers and to cover our direct debits and repayments.
We would like to thank you for any support and we hope you recognise that this call is due to extenuating circumstances that are beyond our control. We are a business and a group of individuals who have supported our community, environment and customers through many means over the years and now only want to see their cafe survive an unforeseen situation.
We pledge that we will only spend what is required for our survival from the fundraiser and that any money remaining, once we are back up and running again, will be donated to Southmead Hospital Charity.
We thank you for your support and we wish you the best of health and hope to see you as soon as possible in our lovely little cafe, claiming your rewards for your generosity.
Bee Happy, Bee Healthy.
Love from us all
The Nectar House Team