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Cina Minney profile

Project by Cina Minney

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Total raised £3,072

raised so far



To keep Normans open and expand our refill range and host community projects. To keep Chippenham wonky and have a fun and welcoming shop.

We're still collecting donations

On the 5th June 2020 we'd raised £2,982 with 105 supporters in 62 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

extra funding will create a hub space at the rear of the shop for workshops, bike repairs and a very eco friendly coffee hole with healthy food.  It will help to keep supporting local artists and also fund extra pay it forward meals

Your first year in business is supposed to be a trial, but I can tell you, this ones been a doozie! We have had floods, been scammed, had roofs falling off and now this awful virus. Quite frankly we can't pay rent on a closed shop, we've put everything we have into starting up and we have some tough decisions to make. 

I have made a request for a rent holiday but that has not been a positive experience I can tell you! I would love to keep the shop going, I am very aware there are much more important things people could chuck a few quid towards right now and that should prioritise crowdfunding for a quirky gift shop, but I can see a day in the future where there's a place to chat, relax and enjoy the craft and art from the local community again.

While the shop is not in operation and with our catering events cancelled for the summer we will be taking hot food out to the community, something a little special created by an outstanding chef. Part of our crowdfunding will go towards giving meals to those in need and knackered key workers and NHS staff as a comforting treat. 

I have been working on more refill items and hoping to be involved in a repair cafe for Chippenham so It's is still looking exciting, just got to get through the next few months!

Love from Cousin Norman

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This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Nourishers pay it forward

A hot meal and pudding delivered to the local community

£1 or more

Toys and games raffle

First prize ride on ladybird (worth £95) Second price massive Jellycat Wolly mammoth ( worth £58) Third price Mama memo wooden games ( worth £35) Fourth prize bumper activity pack ( worth £20)

£4 or more

Felt tip funtimes

email [email protected] with a list of things and i will create a menagerie of fun on a piece of A4 for you, can either be displayed in shop window or posted to a UK address

£5 or more

Straight up donation

A fiver towards the roof!

£5 or more

Tavern tokens

Buy yourself a drink in the Old Road Tavern when it reopens you will get a gift voucher to exchange in the bar for £4.50 (50p charge for printing costs)

£10 or more

Norman's funbags doorstep delivery

Activity packs for kids full of fun things! email [email protected] with age requirements after pledging

£10 or more

Tavern tokens

Buy yourself a drink in the Old Road Tavern when it reopens you will get a gift voucher to exchange in the bar for £9.50 (50p charge for printing costs)

£13 or more

Normans funbags posted to UK

an ace fab and top activity pack posted with a cute postcard message

£20 or more

£20 Reward

£20 credit at Cousin Normans. Valid for a year from reopening.

£20 or more

normans bumper funbags

a double size activity pack email age to [email protected] will be delivered within a few days of ordering!

£50 or more

Run Norman's for the day

Have your own shop for the day! Make yourself a playlist and some posters Bring some random things to sell, have a cake sale, pop up record or clothes shop maybe? have your own mini shopfront for the day!

£1 or more

Easter raffle

1st prize jellycat MEGA bunny with chocolate eggs 2nd prize Easter roast dinner for 2 3rd Prize vegan egg basket Delivery to 10 mile radius Chippenham only

£1 or more

Lion club Easter egg

A massive egg in a basket delivered to you on Easter morning!

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