Save Lazer Rush - Whitstable Quasar

by Andrew Robinson in Whitstable, Kent, England

Save Lazer Rush - Whitstable Quasar
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We are one of Whitstable's two leisure centres. Due to our new neighbours removing our fire exits, we must rebuild or close.

by Andrew Robinson in Whitstable, Kent, England

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our crowdfunder page!

SAVE LASER TAG IN WHITSTABLE!

We are one of Whitstable's two leisure centres, and due to our new neighbours and the removal of our fire exits we are being forced to close!  We need to reconstruct our fire exits, which requires redesigning the layout of the whole building, and a massive amount of building work.

This is a message from all of us here at the Lazer Rush family, to our regular customers, to the communities of Whitstable and the surrounding areas, to everyone that wants to continue to play laser tag and to make sure their friends, children or work colleagues have the opportunity to enjoy this unique activity.  To those who have ever had a laser tag party as a kid - and want their kids to have a memorable experience with us as well. To those that want a team building activity, or just a work night out with a difference.

We need as much help as possible for us to reach our target goal and stay open for the people, for the children, for the crew, and the local community, otherwise we will be closing forever.

This will be a loss for the Quasar Academy members (a free training night for those who want to learn how to play lasertag as a competitive sport).  It will mean the loss of a children's party venue.  It will mean the loss of an alternative physical activity for groups and families.

We enjoy being able to interact with everyone who comes to us, adults and children, and we want everyone to feel at home when visiting us (because we certainly do!) and to be looking forward to coming back every time.

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We are extremely thankful to all those that donate to us, no matter how much, every donation counts.
And because of that, we are going to offer exclusive rewards that you just can't buy, things that keep you resolutely a part us, forever.  You could get to actually name one of the packs, or even name an area of our playing arena.

Everyone who pledges to help will get a Lazer Rush lanyard, even if we don't meet our funding goal!  Our way of saying thank you (you'll have to collect them though!).

CHANGES TO BE MADE

The revised changes mean that we have more space for people to sit, a more secluded space for parties to enjoy (as our current layout prohibited us from keeping the parties separated from other customers), with each party getting a table for the whole duration of their party.  An additional fire exit will be added to the front of the building.

The main differences you will see are the briefing room and equipment room being located on the ground floor.  The upstairs completely redesigned to include dedicated party tables for each party, and improved space to relax between games.

We hope these changes will mean a better experience for all players, parties and people just wanting to shoot people with phazors, adults and children alike.

We have a number of stretch goals that we would also like to achieve... these will make the venue fantastic!

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

  • By donating via this crowdfunder
  • By just coming down for a few games and keeping us busy
  • By volunteering your services to assist us
  • By sharing this crowdfunder with everyone you know

There are a huge amount of changes that need to be made, if anyone is willing to lend a hand at the deconstruction and reconstruction, there will be free teas, coffee's and snacks available for all, also your name will be added on our donations board. 

The main areas we need help in are:

  • Building stud walls (we need to remove and build quite a few)
  • Electrician (we need some circuits moved around)
  • Artists/Designers (we need to make the place look great)
  • Plasterers (the new stud walls need to be finished off neatly)

Everyone who volunteers and does at least 8 hours helping us will get an invite to the opening weekend event.

Please contact Lazer Rush if you want to participate in the refurbishment.
Call us on 01227 272700

Due to the nature of this campaign, it is all-or-nothing.
If we do not reach our target goal, nobody will be charged for their donations.

We will be remaining open until 11th March 2018.  After this we must close down either permanently or to make the required changes.  So please come down between now and then, play some games, ask us any questions you may have.  If you can't help directly, please do share this with your friends and family.

Please - help us stay open!  We want to continue providing excellent parties, fun games, and great experiences for all our customers for years to come!

With Love,

Everyone at Lazer Rush

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Name on the supporters board

You will get your name on our supporters board displayed at the arena. (Also a free small slush when you show us your name if you come down to us to play a game)

£15 or more

Personalised supporters card, lanyard and holder

Get a supporters only card personalised with your name on it, a lanyard and a holder for the card.

£50 or more

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Opening weekend invitation and Joust session

Your name will be put on our supporters board, and an invitation to our opening weekend! Plus a session using our Joust game!

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Get an experience of a lifetime!

Get 4 lessons with some of the Quasar Pro's and learn how to play competitively. The sessions will be scheduled for 4pm Wednesdays after we reopen! Players must be 12 or Older

£100 or more

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Name one RED Pack

The reward will put a name of your choosing on one of the red Lazer Tag packs. Have your chosen name on a pack for everyone to see and use. Your name will be on our supporters board, and an invitation to our opening weekend! Why not also sponsor a green pack, and pick a hero and their nemesis to battle against each other! Names must not contain any profanity, insulting or rude terms. Maximum of 15 characters can be used.

£100 or more

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Name on GREEN pack

The reward will put a name of your choosing on one of the red Lazer Tag packs. Have your chosen name on a pack for everyone to see and use. Your name will be on our supporters board, and an invitation to our opening weekend! Why not also sponsor a green pack, and pick a hero and their nemesis to battle against each other! Names must not contain any profanity, insulting or rude terms. Maximum of 15 characters can be used.

£250 or more

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Name an arena location

Have your own custom name for all to see in the arena! Your name will be on our supports board, and you get an invitation to our opening weekend! Names must not contain any profanity, insulting or rude terms.

£1,500 or more

Have the venue to yourself overnight

Have the arena to yourself from 10pm until 8am for up to 50 people.

£2,000 or more

Exclusive use for one day (off-peak)

Have exclusive use of the venue for the whole of one day from open to close. Monday to Friday during term-time.

£4,000 or more

Exclusive use for one day (Peak)

Have exclusive use of the venue for the whole of one day from open to close any day of the week. Must be booked in advance on a day with no active bookings. Excludes Feb half term week.

Let's make 'Save Lazer Rush - Whitstable Quasar' happen