Save Comicoffee

by Matt Sprooles in Newport, England, United Kingdom

Save Comicoffee

£5,263

raised so far

116

supporters

To raise money via pre-orders and purchased rewards to ensure Comicoffee survives Covid-19 now and in the near future.

by Matt Sprooles in Newport, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th July 2020 we'd raised £5,083 with 113 supporters in 46 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Years of planning and saving, followed by months of building seen us open the doors to Comicoffee in Newport on the Isle of Wight back in June 2018.

Nearly 2 years on, we see crisis like many other Hospitality businesses. We want to ensure that the Community that so many of you have helped create, survives Covid-19 and its repercussions.

Like so many businesses around the world, the years of blood, sweat, and tears have been wiped out nearly overnight by the current Covid-19 pandemic. 

The community hub that we have at Comicoffee is something that we want to enjoy with you all again in the near future. 

We want to ensure that all of our incredible Team at Comicoffee have their jobs to return to, as they have put so much into creating the 'welcoming all vibe' we have at Comicoffee, which makes it such a special place, not just a Coffee House, but for everyone to enjoy.

Its 'Our Happy Place' and WE want it to continue to be 'Your Happy Place' over the difficult times we all stand to face, but face them together.

We have hope...

We've had so many lovely messages and support! It helps keep us very motivated and determined to get through this.

And we are so pleased that we can put each of our amazing Team Comicoffee onto the furlough scheme and remain a team.

But we need to save Comicoffee for our incredible team to have their jobs to come back to and for our community to continue to enjoy.

Despite our continual work to access support through the local councils and support networks, we aren't entitled to any support under the government's self-employed scheme. Hence why we started offering a small takeaway service, to try and create a small amount of income to pay some of the mounting bills.

Even when we can re-open, we face many challenges with reduced footfall and income due to ongoing social distancing; our Coffee House being cosy will pose further financial challenges in the longer term.

We want to bring or team out of furlough and back to our Coffee House to look after you all as soon as we are safe and able to.

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Asking for help isn't easy for us at Comicoffee, we are reaching out to our beloved community to help us.

We need to raise a minimum of £10,000. This is what we will need to pay our overheads, tax and supplier debts just to survive the shutdown in the short to medium term.

We don't want something for nothing from you, so we have put together a range of great rewards ready for when we fully re-open our doors, suited for a range of budgets and some totally exclusive offerings.

Please pledge what you can and choose as many options as you like. We know it's hard times for many people out there. Every little bit is hugely appreciated and goes a long way.

There are 3 ways you can support us

We have put together a range of great rewards, suited for a range of budgets, including some really fun exclusive offerings and based upon three ways to give.

1. Buy Now – You Enjoy Later

  • Pay for something now to help us get through this and enjoy it when we fully re-open. 
  • You’ll notice that we are charging a little bit more than usual, that’s so that we can pay more from what you give us into our fighting fund.

2. Pay It Forward – Key Workers

  • We owe a huge debt of gratitude to so many real life heroes.
  • We have included pledges where you can gift; Coffee, Doughnuts, Milkshakes, Teas and Cake to front-line and key workers once we fully reopen so that you can continue to thank those who made a difference during lock down. 

3. Donations 

  • The future is very uncertain, but will it will undoubtedly require us to evolve and adjust what we do. With minimal income to make these adjustments, this will be nearly impossible. To help us do this, we have included a donation option so that we can build a fighting fund for Comicoffee.

Match funding – The Solent LEP

The great news is that the first £5000 of money you pledge will be match-funded by the Solent LEP though their “Pay it Forward” scheme which can be accessed here: https://solentlep.org.uk/crowdfunding-programme-pay-it-forward/

The Real Comicoffee Superheroes - Recognising Your Pledge...

To recognise those who have been able to help us, be it financially or through practical support and ideas, we will be placing names on our new range of merchandise and recognised as the 'The Real Comicoffee Superheroes'; a lasting thank you to those who have helped us on our 'Wall of Fame' that will be positioned within the Coffee House. All names will also be placed on our website and social media accounts also.

From the bottom of our hearts...Thank you xXx

Stay safe and take care.

Big Love 

Team Comicoffee xXx

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Coffee & Doughnut/Cake

Get a limited edition Comicoffee Sticker Pack, Cup of Coffee and a Comicoffee Doughnut or a Slice of Cake back on us

£10 or more

Key Worker Gift - Coffee & Doughnut/Cake

A cup of Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate and a delicious Doughnut or slice of cake for a Key Worker on you

£15 or more

Personalised Caricature

Get your very own personalised Caricature by one of our Local talented Artists. Can be of yourself, a friend/family member or of a character/famous person

£20 or more

Comicoffee Limited Edition Mug & Badge set

Get yourself a Limited Edition Comicoffee Mug & Badge Set, designed by the talented Idol Mind Artist

£20 or more

Comicoffee Travel Mug & Bag of Coffee

A Comicoffee Travel Mug & a Bag of Coffee to enjoy in the comfort of your own home/Batcave! :)

£20 or more

Comicoffee T-Shirt or Polo Shirt Limited Edition

Receive a Limited Edition Comicoffee T-Shirt or Polo Shirt You can even personalise with your own name/text Large range of colours and sizes available Add text wanted when selecting reward

£20 or more

Movie & Food Night Ticket

Secure a place at one of our 'Movie & Food Nights' Reward includes; entry, food & 2 free drinks There will be several dates available, each with a different film being shown.

£20 or more

Retro Gaming Night Ticket

Secure a place at one of our ever so popular 'Retro Gaming Nights' A night of fun and gaming, with players and teams fighting it out in the ultimate gaming competition. Reward includes; entry, food & 2 free drinks. There will be several dates available. Awesome prizes to be won!!

£20 or more

Shake & Cake for 2

Get a limited edition Comicoffee Sticker Pack, a Milkshake of your choice and Slice of Cake back on us

£20 or more

The Comicoffee Comic Con Ticket

Get yourself an exclusive ticket to Comicoffee's very own Comic Con Event! With lots of cosplay, traders, Live Art classes, special guests, food, drink and entertainment. Cosplay competition with awesome prizes to be won.

£20 or more

Drink & Draw Ticket

Enjoy an evening at one of our 'Drink & Draw' events. Lead by the very talented and unique local artists Idol Mind and Sectioned. Reward includes; entry, food & drink.

£20 or more

Key Worker Gift - Free Coffee for a week

A free cup of coffee each day for a week for a Key Worker on you

£25 or more

Deadpool Life Drawing Class

Enjoy a fun evening of Art and Drinking. Get the opportunity to attend a 'One off' Art class with our talented local artists whilst drawing the cheekiest superhero there is...The Islands very own Deadpool. Adults only (18 and over) Reward includes entry, drinks and nibbles

£25 or more

Life Drawing - Stormtrooper Special

Enjoy a fun evening of Art and giggles. Get the opportunity to attend a 'One off' Life Drawing class featuring real Stromtroopers, run by our talented local artists. Adults only (18 and over) Reward includes entry, drinks and nibbles

£30 or more

1-1 Art Class - Comic Art with Dan Digby

A unique and one off opportunity to have a 1-1 Art Class with the very talented local Comic Book artist Dan Digby from Digby Comics The class will run for 1-1.5 hours and includes an exclusive print

£30 or more

1-1 Art Class - Idol Mind

A unique and one off opportunity to have a 1-1 Art Class with the very talented and unique local artist Idol Mind. The class will run for 1-1.5 hours and includes an exclusive print

£30 or more

Key Worker Gift - a Dozen Doughnuts

12 Freshly Made Comicoffee Doughnuts delivered directly to a key worker of your choice. What better way to treat the real heroes than with a dozen doughnuts x

£35 or more

A Night at The Movies for 2

Secure your places at one of our 'Movie & Food Nights' Reward includes; entry, food, 2 free drinks and a box of Popcorn. There will be several dates available, each with a different film being shown.

£40 or more

Waffle Date for 2

Book in for a delicious Waffle Date for 2 Both of you get to enjoy a Bubble Waffle of your choice, Coffee/Tea, Soft drink and a slice of cake. Private booth reserved

£40 or more

Comicoffee Hoodie Limited Edition

Receive a Limited Edition Comicoffee Hoodie You can even personalise with your own name/text Large range of colours and sizes available Add text wanted when selecting reward

£40 or more

Lunch for 2

Book in for Lunch with us for 2. Enjoy a meal of your choice, Coffee/Tea, Soft drink and a slice of cake or a Doughnut. Private booth reserved

£50 or more

Milkshake Masterclass

Enjoy a Milkshake Masterclass with the talented Comicoffee Team. A unique and one off experience to see behind the scenes and create a host of Themed Milkshakes with the Comicoffee Team. Get to enjoy your creations to. You will even see your very own creation feature on the Comicoffee Specials Board as 'Shake of the Week!! :)

£50 or more

Re-Opening Evening Party for 2

When we are finally aloud to re-open fully, we plan to throw a special party, which will include; Entry, food, drink and entertainment.

£80 or more

The Comicoffee Barista Experience

An exclusive 1-1 session with the owner of Comicoffee, having the opportunity to use our professional barista coffee machine and practice making a range of specialist coffees. You will also receive a Comicoffee Barista certificate, a Comicoffee Mug and a 'Limited Edition' personalised Comicoffee Barista Apron to wear at home! :)

£100 or more

The Comicoffee 'Limited Edition' Merch Bundle

Each reward will receive the following 'Limited Edition' Comicoffee Merchandise:- - 2 Personalised Comicoffee Mugs - 1 Comicoffee Hoodie - 1 Comicoffee T-Shirt or Polo Shirt - 1 Limited Edition Sticker Pack - 1 Exclusive Caricature of their choice (self portrait or character)

£250 or more

Private Movie Night - Exclusive Use

Comicoffee is yours for the evening!! Invite up to 12 people and host your very own Private Movie Night. Select a Film from our large catalogue of movies (1000's) Select your friends/family. Includes full private hire for the evening, food and complimentary drinks. We will wait on you and your guests for the evening :)

£250 or more

Private Gaming Night - Exclusive Use

Comicoffee is yours for the evening!! Invite up to 12 people and host your very own Gaming Night. You can select the games and competitions. Select your friends/family. Includes full private hire for the evening, food and complimentary drinks. We will wait on you and your guests for the evening :) Awesome Prizes and Trophy up for grabs!

£250 or more

Private Party - Exclusive Use (Kids or Adults)

Enjoy exclusive use of Comicoffee for your event/party. Whether its a; birthday, a celebration, or an excuse to party!! Enjoy a finger buffet and drinks for up to 12 guests and drinks on arrival. (Milkshakes for Kids party / Prosecco for Adults) Also includes use of gaming entertainment if required. Parties are aimed at evening usage (3 hour hire)

£250 or more

Comicoffee Super Sidekick Silver Card

The Comicoffee Super Sidekick Silver Card will give you 20% off all food & drink for 1 year from date of re-opening. You will also be featured of the 'Comicoffee Wall of Fame' as well as receiving their very own personalised Silver Comicoffee Mug.

£500 or more

Comicoffee Super Hero Gold Card

The Limited Comicoffee Superhero Gold Card will give you 20% off all food & drink for 1 year from date of re-opening. These limited Gold Card holders will also get; 2 Free Tickets to The Re-opening Party, 2 Free Tickets to Gaming or Movie Night and to be featured of the 'Comicoffee Wall of Fame' as well as receiving their very own personalised Gold Comicoffee Mug.

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