Damn the man! Save Tandem!

by Tandem Set and Scenery in Paddock Wood, England, United Kingdom

£10,504

raised in 186 days

184

supporters

Help Save Tandem! Donations big or small can give us the opportunity to save our company and help us build our way through this.

by Tandem Set and Scenery in Paddock Wood, England, United Kingdom

We are a family run set and scenery company who design and build an array of wonderful products.  Our range to date includes highly acclaimed escape rooms, immersive ‘rain rooms’, pop up festival bars for contemporary drinks brands, inner city crazy golf courses, an oversized flower portrait installation, a giant album cover for an award winning music artist and many, many more.  We have a highly creative and experienced team that can bring your wildest visions to life.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of businesses, especially those like us, who supply the entertainment, leisure and hospitality industry. We have seen future projects cancelled over the past few months leading us to lay off all our staff and consequently close our doors.

As you may be aware, the government has promised many different schemes to support small businesses.  Unfortunately, the decisions concerning these schemes rests solely in the hands of the banks, who are incorrectly and unfairly denying hundreds of thousands of applicants every day. The process is so drawn out that millions of small businesses will simply go bust before they are even considered. We are therefore being denied the financial aid we so desperately need to stay afloat.  

Prior to this pandemic we were a profitable company in no need of financial aid.  We now stand to lose our incredible workshop, an Aladdin’s cave of weird and wonderful tools, machines and irreplaceable treasures.  But above all, we are set to lose our passionate, highly skilled and creative team of 20 employees. To see our company just vanish like this is both devastating and heart-breaking!

Like so many other businesses, we have spent many years lovingly and successfully building our company from scratch, but we now face the very real prospect of losing it all and we feel like it’s out of our control.

But we have a solution…

We want to build our way through this!

Once we are out of lockdown our industry will take a number of months to recover before we will start to get orders again. 

So, we want to use that time to make spectacular stuff for your homes, schools and communities. Things that until now haven’t been accessible to the public as these projects are almost exclusively commissioned on a commercial basis... It’s time to bring some magic and theatre to the people that deserve it the most!

We can turn incredible ideas into a reality for you! Consider the prospect of a luxury shepherd's hut for your garden, a rocket ship bunk bed for your kids’ bedroom or, for the ultimate post lockdown party accessory, a ‘crazy golf course!’

On top of offering these amazing creations we are also offering a truly unique opportunity to take advantage of our skills, knowledge and passion by running a range of exciting courses at our workshop.

Come and have a look behind the scenes to see where the magic happens!

All of these things are great, but for me personally the most exciting part will happen when we are able to hit our targets, secure our company and return the generosity placed on us by you. 

We need £84,000 to make sure we can all get everyone back into the workshop. This will cover the overheads that have accumulated over the lockdown period and our first month back. 

When we reach significant milestones above our campaign target, we will randomly select one of your nominations from the 'Community reward'. We want your suggestions of projects that can benefit from a Tandem transformation.

Maybe it’s sprucing up a local care home and bringing some much-needed joy to a vulnerable community. Or making a new woodland themed library for a primary school! It could also be something for the key workers out there!  If you have any leads for those most in need of support and love at this difficult time, we want to help. 

Please donate and help us build our way through this together!


Our 3 aims of this fundraiser are

  • Save the company by fundraising enough to sustain us with enough work for 3 months after lockdown, paying all our suppliers, wages and bills.
  • Serve our communities and build cool stuff for peoples’ homes and gardens. Bringing the joy of theatre alive at home!
  • Look after our wonderful team and weather the storm.

If you would like to get in touch, please email me on glen@tandemsetandscenery.com 

Much Love and respect from Glen, Leah, the Tandem Twins and all the Tandem Family xxxxx

 

Please support our fundraiser and help keep our business open, with your support and compassion we can build amazing things for you and our community! 

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