Sunbird Records is a business, not a charity, so we wanted to launch a limited edition range of merchandise to try and survive Covid-19 which has problematised our situation. We aren’t a particularly profitable organisation and choose to invest profit back into supporting our music community through events, facilities and the development of our venue.
We are very grateful for the government support which has covered the projected rental expenditure so far, however, there are circumstantial issues that we must now attempt to negotiate. The venue had stock which has since expired (all of our kegs of beer are now useless and we need your help replacing them) not to mention our growing concerns with regards to staff wellbeing and security. With all this in mind, we thought it might be a good idea to sell some merchandise, to secure our position as Darwen’s music hub.
The plan is to spend our portion of the profits on some new stock when we're ready to re-open the venue, as well as pay staff to improve the venue in the space between post-lockdown and us re-opening, that way giving them some paid work while improving the venue at the same time, and we'll donate 20% of all profits to the NHS.
If you want to help us survive/prepare for our relaunch you can purchase limited edition Sunbird Records merchandise that will be put into production if we meet our goal of £5000. Please don’t forget that each item of merchandise has a production cost and while we have tried to keep retail prices down, we need to make a reasonable mark up in order to raise the needed funds.
The design celebrates Sunbird Records, the venue and its location, in the heart of sunny Darwen. Featuring Darwen Tower and the infamous Sunbird Records Vault Recording Studio. Please buy some merchandise, help us beat this stinkin' covid-19 situation and support the NHS while you're at it.