Hidden Help is expanding its support for Cornwall

by Jake Backus in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £40,243

 
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th August 2024 at 6:00am

Please help us to double our warehouse space, get a second van, and grow our operations!

by Jake Backus in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

 New stretch target

With more funding we can pay for an operations assistant to help the Founder. We already had a fantastic offer in place to sponsor this position and just need to top it up and extend it further.


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This is now a 1:1 match funding opportunity for Hidden Help

This means that donations will be doubled. 

This is a great opportunity for us, so please do give what you can and share, share, share as we have to reach our target to get the match funding.

Who we are

Hidden Help is a Cornish charity which delivers essential furniture and household items to individuals and families in need, including those who have been rehoused after seeking refuge from domestic violence, the homeless, the long-term unemployed, asylum seekers, individuals with chronic illness or disability, ex-offenders, and veterans from the armed forces. 

These services are provided entirely free of charge to clients referred to us by social services.

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Our founder Judy Backus (featured above)

What we do

Those provided with living accommodation often find themselves in empty apartments with no basic amenities. We address this gap, ensuring that individuals and families have the necessary resources to live with dignity and help alleviate financial strain so that they are better able to focus on their future.

The items are provided by the local community donating unwanted furniture and household items, which otherwise might go to landfill, such as beds, bedding, chairs, tables, curtains, kitchenware, cutlery, bath items etc. 

The cost of living challenges facing Cornwall

We operate in Cornwall where the levels of poverty in the county are amongst the highest in the country and many individuals and families in Cornwall face significant challenges.

We have more than doubled the number of families we help in the last two years and need to grow our operations to service this demand.

More people need our help and we must grow!

We're seeking funds for a project aimed at enlarging our warehouse capacity to meet the rising demand for our services in Cornwall. Responding to unprecedented levels of need in our community.

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Our wonderful vintage shop in Bissoe

Currently open every Wednesday from 10am-3pm, and on some Saturdays (we'll tell you on social media). Do come and visit us: Hidden Help, Primrose workshop, Bissoe, TR4 8RJ

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The expansion of our warehouse space not only allows us to meet the increasing demand for essential support services by keeping a greater stock of items but it also enables us to enhance our revenue generation capabilities by keeping a greater selection of products that can be sold and showcased at our vintage shop.

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The increased revenue generated from the sale of household items through our charity shop contributes directly to our income, reducing our reliance on grants or donations. This diversified income stream strengthens our organisational resilience by providing a more stable and sustainable funding source.

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We are doubling our warehouse space AND need a new van

The purchase of a newer and larger van (to replace this one) and take us to two vans, which will allow us to conduct more visits within the communities that we serve and increase our capacity of items we can transport back to the warehouse, thereby improving efficiencies within the logistics of our organisation.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP TO SHARE OUR CAMPAIGN!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£40 or more

Warehouse guided tour & cream teas @St Piran Café

Come and see our operations in Bissoe. Get a tour of the four warehouses and shop, and then join us and other supports at the Saint Piran Café for a cream tea. At the close of the Crowdfunder we will make available a number of dates to choose from (probably Saturday Sept 7th), but if you cannot make it, you can go at any time this year for your cream tea.

£40 or more

20% voucher to spend at our vintage shop

Visit our vintage shop in Bissoe to get your voucher towards an item(s) of your choice! This will be available after the end of the Crowdfunder (from August) and should be used in 2024 and applies to one visit. Maximum item value £200.

£50 or more

20% voucher to spend at our shop

Visit our vintage shop in Bissoe to get your voucher towards an item(s) of your choice! This will be available after the end of the Crowdfunder (from August) and should be used in 2024 and applies to one visit. Maximum item value £200.

£150 or more

Private tour of the warehouses

You will receive a certificate of thanks from the Chair of Trustees and Founder, and a private tour of the warehouses, unless you would like to join the larger tour and cream teas even at St. Piran Café instead.

£500 or more

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Name one of our warehouses

You will receive a certificate of thanks from the Chair of Trustees and Founder, and we will put a plaque or sign on one of our warehouses with your name or sponsored by your business and have a little ceremony to record the event.

£500 or more

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Sponsor our van - naming rights!:-)

You will receive a certificate of thanks from the Chair of Trustees and Founder, and also we will brand our van with your name or something of your choosing, as long as is decent:-) E.g. Helpy McHelpful is OK or Sponsored by your name or business etc.

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