My Name is Charly, I have sent last 3 years building up a local Gadget Repairs shop in our Local Shopping Center Based in Newton Mearns Glasgow, We had to close our shop a week or so before the government told us too as I felt due to our very small shop my customers and staff were not safe as we could not social distance as required, local shops like ours and the other independents shops are like a local community center.
The hardest part was not been able to help our Aging customers due to fear of putting them in harm.
My staff have always been one of my top priority and they are safe and will have a job to come back to one day, I promised that i would look after them and they know i will. I was and am totally disgusted how some big companies treated there staff..
There has been help on offer from the government but none of it has reached us yet, don't get me started on the 4 weeks of none returned calls to our bank, I just need to pay My staff, rent and bills like every other small business, Cant get a loan when your main source of income is shut.
After a week or so I started to offer a free collection service to try and keep our regular customers happy and keep our name out there, so far so good it helps to pay some bills in the meantime.
My Plan is to put £20 out of every £100 donated towards any NHS or Key workers repair bills as in the last few weeks I have made them a priority, the average mobile Repair is £60, which £20 would be our profit.
I would also be happy if you want me to put 100% of your donation to a NHS or Key workers repairs
I've Never asked anyone for money, but I promise the above, FYI I don't have an island, or offshore accounts just 3 loyal staff and me.
please check our facebook it will back up my chat above and my company values.