Damn the man! Save Tandem!

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


raised of £43,000 target
22% 24 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 28th June 2020 at 3:24pm

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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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£98 or more

Motorbike Rocker

Make and Paint at home motorbike rocker! This build at home kit will arrive with instructions and all of the wood pieces you need to make this awesome motorbike rocker! Shipping included.

£5 or more

Tandem Transformation Community Reward

Nominate a project in the community that is in need of a Tandem Transformation. After we reach our campaign target and at every £20,ooo increment that follows, a nomination will be randomly selected.

£15 or more

6 of 3000 claimed

Donate Small and Dream Big! - 3000 to 1 chance

Let us thank YOU for your donation. Choose any of the items from the campaign rewards and we will gift it to you. Once all 3000 pledges are made or we meet our campaign target and the campaign has run its course, a winner will be randomly selected. Remember you can enter more than once. *Excluding Escape Room or Crazy golf course.

£23 or more

17 of 1000 claimed

Support our NHS 'Paint at Home' Bunting

Let's show our LOVE for the NHS! Every donation will see £5 go to the NHS. In return for your generosity you will receive a 'Paint at Home' bunting kit. Made from decorative wood triangles. All wood used will be offcuts and recyclable materials as we are conscious of cutting down the waste produced in our industry. Mainland UK postage included, please contact us regarding international delivery.

£25 or more

27 of 1000 claimed

Support the 'Refuge' Charity Bird House

Let's show our support to this fantastic charity! £5 will go to the Refuge charity which helps women and children experiencing domestic violence. As a thank you, you will receive a bird house building kit including instructions and wood panels, for you to decorate and welcome the birds back into your garden. Make use of the paint in your shed and get creative! Mainland UK postage included, please contact us regarding international delivery.

£50 or more

7 of 250 claimed

Up the Stakes! - 250 to 1 chance

Let us thank YOU for your donation. Choose any of the items from the campaign rewards and we will gift it to you. Once all 250 pledges are made or we meet our campaign target and the campaign has run its course, a winner will be randomly selected. Remember you can enter more than once. *Excluding Escape Room or Crazy golf course.

£75 or more

2 of 150 claimed

Take a Punt!! - 150 to 1 chance

Let us thank YOU for your donation. Choose any of the items from the campaign rewards and we will gift it to you. Once all 150 pledges are made or we meet our campaign target and the campaign has run its course, a winner will be randomly selected. Remember you can enter more than once. *Excluding Escape Room or Crazy golf course.

£80 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Introduction to Scenic Carpentry Training Course

Ideal for anyone who wants an insight into scenic carpentry where you will start off by being taught how to build a scenic flat. This one day course will introduce you to the basics of woodwork that will offer you a practical, hands-on experience to increase your skills set of working with wood.

£125 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Climbing Triangle for Preschool Kids

An introduction to climbing with this bouldering wall / ladder wall. Ideal for active kids, fits inside your home or to add some adventure to the garden. Colourful climbing handles on one side, and rope ladder on the other. Mainland UK delivery included, please contact us regarding international delivery.

£175 or more

0 of 100 claimed

CNC Operation Day Course

Learn the basics of industry standard machinery. Join us on a journey to explore CNC specific joinery and manufacturing techniques with your own experienced CNC specialist. Create your very own lidded storage box from scratch, complete with customized engraving to make it just that little bit more special. You will gain essential skills to get you up and running in the world of CNC manufacturing.

£185 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Learn to Weld workshop

Why not try your hand at MIG welding? This is an invaluable skill for any maker or DIY enthusiast. Learn basic fabrication techniques, MIG welding and its uses in fabrication, you will learn how to set up your welder and understand the different settings. You’ll fabricate a picture frame using the techniques you have learned during the day. All guided by our welding professionals.

£280 or more

0 of 500 claimed

Personalised Children's Toy Box

Tandem will design you a beautiful, bespoke wooden toy box with a soft close lid. Tell us what theme your child would like; Robots, Animals, Rainbows and Unicorns and include the child's name and we will create a design to fit.

£375 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Advanced Furniture Making Course - 3 days

Learn how to build your own bespoke solid wood dining table using new or reclaimed timber. Through the course we will go through lots of processes from selection of timber, cutting and preparing the wood, glueing up, and finishing (sanding and staining). Our in house carpenter's are never shy and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The course will be run by our workshop manager, Chris, who has over 14 years experience.

£515 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Cosplay Costume Making Masterclass

A chance to go through the entire costume design process with an award winning cosplayer. From picking a design to selecting suitable materials through to manufacturing, painting and developing some handy tricks and skills along the way. And you get to keep your costume or prop !

£550 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Polycarving Course with Bebe Barrett

Learn how to carve & sculpt using high density Polystyrene, either sculpting by hand or using tools. From your concept design create imaginative props like larger than life ‘Fly Agaric’ mushrooms, Japanese or Venetian masks, simple scale model of a stone wall or your favourite cartoon heroes. Finally a hard coat can be applied to improve its durability of your prop and painting it to any specialised paint effects. This is a 3 day course.

£3,600 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Bespoke Kids Bedroom

Let their imagination run wild with a fully bespoke bedroom make over. Ever wanted to sleep in a space ship or do your homework in the middle of a forest? We can help! We are experts in creating the wonderful and won't stop at anything less! Let us design you a unique space which includes a bed, desk, storage for your clothes, toys and books. All installed by our friendly team.

£3,800 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Kids Garden Play Area

Tandem will transform an area of your garden that will beat your kids wildest dreams! Challenge us to make something you’ve always wanted but never seen before! In collaboration with you our designers will create a completely unique design to fit your chosen space. It goes without saying that fun will be at the forefront of our minds, point us in the right direction and we will keep your children entertained for years to come!

£7,800 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Shepherds Hut

Are you looking for a luxurious spare room, a multi-purpose summer house or a cosy family den? A gorgeous traditional style shepherds hut could be the answer! We are offering a bespoke design and build service for a hut up to 5 meters in length at a bargain price! With power outlets installed, this cabin can be used as a garden office with a desk space and storage, or convert into your local pub setting with a bar and seating.

£25,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Crazy Golf in your Garden!

Host your own world crazy golf championships in your back garden! Tandem will build you 3 custom made crazy golf holes including the classic windmill, a pirate ship or even a dinosaur! Our design team will be in touch to discuss your preference of theme, size and difficulty rating! Includes lighting for night play. Let your imagination run wild while we design you the ultimate in home entertainment.

£46,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed


Tandem is a world class Escape Room creator and we would like to build one just for you! Would you like something new and exciting to entertain your family and friends? Have an exclusive, five-star escape room in your home! We will create a bespoke design, build and production package based on a theme of your choice.

Let's make 'Damn the man! Save Tandem!' happen

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