The Table Walsall - Coffee & Community

by James Clark in Walsall, England, United Kingdom

£4,590

raised so far

100

supporters

We want to see Walsall thrive. We're opening a coffee shop that serves amazing coffee & positively impacts the local community. Help us out!

by James Clark in Walsall, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th April 2021 we'd raised £4,065 with 92 supporters in 34 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table. Walsall has been forgotten and overlooked for too long and increasingly people want somewhere to be proud of, somewhere they can invest in their town and in local independent businesses. We want to see good things happen in our town, so we are opening coffee shop with a community focus right in the heart of Walsall town centre.


#WalsallAndProud

Founded by members of Walsall Community Church in response to the pandemic, The Table has taken over a vacant restaurant in the heart of Walsall town centre to provide a welcoming and safe place for the community to come together in a safe environment. This town is home to an amazing and varied population from many different cultures and we want to create somewhere that welcomes all and helps bridge gaps in our community.

We hope to combat isolation and loneliness which has only been heightened by the pandemic, and support positive mental health through creative workshops, the facilitation of a positive and healthy environment that encourages relationships, support groups and other community activities, as well as being a local independent coffee shop for people to meet socially in the town. We also aim to support local small businesses by providing retail opportunities, and want to provide work experience and training for young people.

Opening in April 2021, we currently have one paid staff member and a team of volunteers but are seeking funding to provide employment for more people. This will allow us to reach more community members and see Walsall restored, one cup of coffee at a time!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£50 or more

T-Shirt + Coffee* + Cake Bundle

Exactly as you may expect, a t-shirt PLUS a coffee* & slice of cake! (*or other hot drink of your choice)

£5 or more

yeah sure, I'll chip in!

If you just want to be able to chip in, we'd be so grateful! Every penny counts so even if you'd rather give £1 or £2 please feel free to do so, thanks so much!

£10 or more

Free Drink!

Thank you so much for supporting us! You can have a drink of your choosing on us when you come and visit The Table!

£25 or more

Coffee* & Cake for Two

Your support means the world to us, thank you! Here, have a lovely coffee (*or hot drink of your choice) and cake for you and another person when you visit the table.

£30 or more

The Table T-Shirt

Get your hands on our first ever, limited edition "the table" printed logo t-shirt!

£40 or more

Bag of Coffee Beans & T-Shirt (shipping included)

If you're a little far away but still want to support us, this one is for you, we'll send you a bag of coffee & a t-shirt.

£60 or more

Locally Made Personalised Leather Journal

We are so buzzing that local business, LucasRuth have donated 5 of their amazing leather journals for our campaign. With free personalisation you can get your initials or a word of your choice imprinted into the leather! You can check out their journals here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LucasRuthHandmade

£150 or more

A Seat Named After You!

If you give us one hundred and fifty of your pounds we will name a seat at The Table after you. We'll write your name on it and everything!

£500 or more

Barista Experience Evening

Have you ever wanted to learn to make coffee like the pros? Learning to steam milk and pour latte art of your own! Here's your opportunity! For you and up to 5 friends, spend the evening perfecting your pour overs, finessing your flat whites, or just experience espresso in a whole new way (espresso tonic anyone?!) we look forward a fun filled coffee fuelled evening with you!

£500 or more

Birthday Party

Celebrate yours or your loved ones Birthday in style! You'll have full use of the cafe space after hours with your very own barista behind the bar! We'll provide the cake and we'll even sing Happy Birthday too! (*once government guidance allows for gatherings indoors)

£1,000 or more

Shave James' Whole Head

This one speaks for itself. I (James Clark) will allow you to shave off my lovely long locks and my beard, all in the name of fundraising! If you live far away you can select for someone else to do the shaving and we will broadcast the event on our social media.

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