Save Abstinence Bar Chelmsford

by Wendy sillett in Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th April 2019 we successfully raised £548 with 18 supporters in 28 days

Abstinence is an Alcohol Free Bar & Live Entertainment Venue which will close its doors on the 30th April 2019 unless we can secure funding.

by Wendy sillett in Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom

Please note this is an additional note to the original crowd funding details.

Although the crowdfunding amount has been set at £50,000 this is a combined total cost of the rent payable on the unit, business rates, service charges, PRS license, insurance costs, waste costs for the year (investors welcome ????)

The amount we need to raise by the 30/4/19 is £7200 this will cover the rent and service charge costs, prs & Insurance’s required.

We are massively grateful for any donation amounts which have been pledged, however you are all doing an amazing job of sharing this Crowdfunder, which is just as important and plays a huge part in creating awareness of Abstinence Bar. 

Should any investors be interested please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you from all of us at

Team Abstinence x

Abstinence is and always has been a "we" thing, the only "I" involved is the financial responsibility which I currently solely absorb, unfortunately this is something I am no longer able to do by myself and its time to reach out and ask for your help.  Abstinence would not exist if it had not been for overwhelming amount of support it has received from its conception to date, by people generously giving their time and support to a venue that we believe passionately needs to be here.  Abstinence was an idea born out of my own experience of a lack of choice of places to visit socially without alcohol.  Abstinence provides a safe, secure and welcoming space for those who choose to refrain from alcohol for a variety of reasons to come and socialise with other likeminded people, without judgement or pressure to consume alcohol, without loosing out on the usual entertainment and events provided by licenced venues. Here at Abstinence we pride ourselves on working with Sober Events UK to bring the best quality in DJ's

(see our attached video to witness the massive legend Brandon Block who was here recently) and with Sober Is Fun who provide professional comedians for our amazing comedy nights, we offer a full events program including, salsa, LGBT café, quiz nights, tribute nights, jazz café, acoustic evenings, open mic night, karaoke, yoga and meditation, 80's party and themed evenings, we also host events for other organisations and charities and available for private hire.  There is something really magical and special that happens here at Abstinence Bar that can only be experienced fully by visiting.  The team here are amazing and friendly going out of their way to accommodate and welcome or guests, just check out our feedback and recommendations on our Facebook page,  whether is a big event night or just people who are meeting for coffee and a chat the atmosphere and vibe here is electric.  People often visit alone but an incredibly important role for the team here is to make sure that people are welcomed and included and encourage engagement with others as for many isolation has been a large part of their lives and a trying to reintegrate with the social side of life, having a safe place to do that is priceless.  Lets keep Abstinence alive and kicking, we would appreciate any support.

Love Wend xxx

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