Please help! Optimum Joy Health, Bistro and Beauty

by becky in Shrewsbury

We did it
On 10th February 2016 we successfully raised £470 with 28 supporters in 14 days

Healthy cafe offering plant based food and alternative treatments in need of refurb to replace tired interior, extend offerings and hours

by becky in Shrewsbury

Hi readers,

Optimum Joy is a healthy cafe bistro offering plant based food and complementary and alternative therapies.

We have been trading for 2 years and the business was borne of my personal journey.

I spend most of my 20’s battling severe depression and anxiety. I tried many different types of conventional medicine and they all made me worse.  

Eventually I discovered and used a combination of healthy eating, and alternative therapies to bring myself back to wellness.

I wanted to put this magical combination under one roof for people. I wanted to make peoples journeys as easy as possible, I wanted to give back and share what I have learned.

I have now built a great team and everyone here at Optimum Joy believes that healthy eating should be accessible to all, joyful, and delicious!!! We put so much love into the food, all prepared from scratch on site with no added preservatives or other nasties.

All of the food is suitable for vegans and most of it for people with gluten intolerances.

We have the most wonderful and dedicated therapists here who provide a great range of treatments.

We are currently growing the beauty side of the business with a focus on ethical and safe products.

So why are we crowdfunding?

There are several things to achieve really-

Firstly, feedback has been that we need a more prominent frontage for the café as lots of people say that they are unsure who we are and what we do and it puts them off from coming in.

We would like to open in the evenings and start selling healthy take outs, for this we need some better cooking equipment and the café needs some updating inside to take it from the day to night look.

Other feedback has been that the furnishings in the café do not compliment the quailty of our food and they have got a little tired in the two years.

We have been able to fund the a lot of the first stage refurb with a loan, we have already relocated our commercial kitchen within the premises but some unforeseen circumstances have caused us extra costs and our budget has dwindled.

The next stage of the refurb is booked from the 1st  we are moving forward positively, however some extra funding would make the difference between finishing the job very bascially and something really special.

Your pledges would mean such an awful lot to us, really! Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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£15 gift voucher towards a treatment with Complementary therapist Gemma Price - Complementary therapist. Gemma offers indian head massage, relexology and massage at Optimum Joy

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Just because you care and want to support us... We will also put your name on role of honour page on our website and you will have our eternal gratitude

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Receive a £12 Optimum Joy voucher to spend in the Cafe Bistro

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Beautiful set of 7 votive candles each representing one of the 7 Chakras Each candle burns for as long as 16-18 hours and measures 4.5x5cm approx Guide to Chakras in English, German and Dutch included. Each Chakra candle has its own colour and fragrance Each candle is produced out of 100 % stearin or palm wax and includes 3% pure essential oils worth £13.95

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Just because you care and want to support us... We will also put your name on role of honour page on our website and you will have our eternal gratitude

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Have a 30 minute psychic reading or healing with Jane Lightfoot at Optimum Joy- worth £20

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Receive a £24 voucher to spend in the cafe bistro, we look forward to seeing you!

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Just because you care and want to support us... We will also put your name on role of honour page on our website and you will have our eternal gratitude

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Receive a healthy lunch from Monday to Friday for 1 week (includes Sandwich or salad and a cold pressed Juice) worth nearly £29.50

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Receive a £30 Optimum Joy voucher to spend in cafe bistro

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collect from us a 9" delicious raw vegan chocolate cake worth £35

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1 hour reflexology from Eleanor of 'A time for balance' with a complimentary relaxation/ meditation cd

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Evening cookery course- learn how to prepare and cook a delicious and nutritious meal, dessert and a snack and dine in house in a small group

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£60 Optimum Joy vouchers (Bistro only, evening and bookings only, cannot be used with any other offers)

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Jason Vale's 'The Funky Fresh Juice book' and 12 X B-fresh cold press juices!

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Just because you care and want to support us... We will also put your name on role of honour page on our website and you will have our eternal gratitude

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Gluten free cookery evening. Learn how to cook delicious, plant based and gluten free food with our in house nutritionist Kate Alexander of Avokate Nutrition

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Receive 4 x 45 minute reflexology sessions with our fabulous student therapist Lucy Woodcock. At Optimum Joy wed and fri pm appointments only

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Exclusive use of café and 3 course dining for up to 20 ppl (drinks not included, evenings only)

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