Help Craufurd and its Staff Survive the Covid-19

by The Craufurd Arms in Wolverton, England, United Kingdom

Help Craufurd and its Staff Survive the Covid-19
We did it
On 13th May 2020 we successfully raised £30,490 with 796 supporters in 56 days

The Aim is to help our Passionate staff through this tough time and pay our basic bills to keep the venue alive through a closure period.

by The Craufurd Arms in Wolverton, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The Extra money will go towards back paying staff their usual working week and help towards any further support needed after the crisis is over Mental or physical. The well-being with everyone involved is our top priority the Bar staff, Venue Staff and the owners who keep this place running on a very tight budget. This Blow is devastating to The Craufurd Arms and the musical community we fight for.

The Craufurd Arms and its amazing team of passionate staff face uncertain times due to the impact of COVID-19 on our business.

We know you all have some unforgettable memories made inside these black walls and stories of incredible (and sweaty) gigs to tell. We have loved serving, meeting and entertaining you, our kind and loyal customers, over many years and you have always reached out and helped us when we’ve needed you in the past 

Now we need your help more than ever….

In light of the recent recommendations by the government, we regret to inform you that in the interest of public safety, we have made the decision to postpone all events at The Craufurd Arms from the 20th March.

Yes. This means we'll be closing our doors for the foreseeable future.

Like so many other small, independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable and potentially very grave future.

Whilst trying to stay positive and planning for the future, without the support of the government we have estimated that in order to be able to support our staff and pay our bills, we need around £2.5k a week. This is why we are crowdfunding for the worst case scenario - 12 weeks, which comes to £30k. 

Put simply: without support and action during these times, The Craufurd Arms will NOT survive and its staff and the future of the venue will be placed in a vulnerable financial position.

At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of The Craufurd Arms, to please donate generously to this fund should you have the means to do so.

We will be offering merchandise, incentives, exclusives, and your place for eternity on our wall of fame, in return for your donations and support.  

To be clear, your donations will help our staff first, and any remainder will keep the Venue going by paying our considerable standing costs until we can reopen safely.

We will be monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly to government advice. We would like to assure you that we are doing our best to reschedule everything in March, April & May and hope we can return to normality in June, July and August as we welcome you back with a full programme for the rest of the year.

We will keep you all informed of any changes to our plan, but for now our customers and staff’s safety and welfare is absolutely paramount to us. 

We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this time and cant wait to see you soon.

From all of us at The Craufurd Arms x

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

£500 or more

13 of 15 claimed

£500 Craufurd Black Card

- Special Black Card - Free entry for life - Limited T-Shirt - Name on the Wall

£10 or more

£10 Donation Name on The Wall

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. Name on our wall

£25 or more

£25 Limited T-shirt

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with... A limited Craufurd fundraiser T-Shirt

£30 or more

40 of 350 claimed

£30 Welcome Back Party Ticket

A ticket to our 'Welcome Back Party' Details will be announced closer to the time

£200 or more

10 of 100 claimed

£200 Golden ticket

20 x gig tickets 1 x limited t-shirt Name on the wall

£50 or more

75 of 75 claimed

£50 Reward

4 x Gig Tickets, Limited Edition T-shirt & Name on the wall

£100 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£100 ticket voucher

10 x tickets 1 x limited t-shirt name on the wall

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Bottomless Bomb

Pledge £200 and be rewarded with a bottomless bomb named after yourself

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