Sunbird Records Limited Edition Merch + 20% NHS

by Jonathan Lindley in Darwen, England, United Kingdom

Sunbird Records Limited Edition Merch + 20% NHS
We did it
On 22nd May 2020 we successfully raised £3,488 with 137 supporters in 28 days

We aim to sell limited edition SR merch in order to beat Covid-19 and keep our music venue open + 20% of all profits go to support the NHS!

by Jonathan Lindley in Darwen, England, United Kingdom

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.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 — I Don't Want Merch But I Do Want To Help!

There will be a nice cold pint, ready and waiting for you when we re-open.

£16 or more

SR — Womens Top — (Includes Postage)

Bella ladies' relaxed jersey tanks are made from 100% combed and ringspun cotton* and are a 145gsm weight. Size Guide (Dress Size) — S - 6/8 // M - 10/12 // L - 14/16 // XL - 18/20

£18 or more

SR — T-shirt — (Includes Postage)

Gildan Ultra t-shirts are made from 100% cotton*, and are a 200gsm weight. Size Guide (Chest Size) — S - 34/36" // M - 38/40" // L - 42/44" // XL - 46/48" // XXL - 50/52"

£25 or more

SR — Unisex Snapback — (Includes Postage)

These unisex premium snapbacks are available in one-size and made from 20% wool and 80% acrylic, and come with the black underpeak panel.

£33 or more

SR — Unisex Jumper — (Includes Postage)

These unisex AWDis sweatshirts have a crew neck, are made from a soft cotton faced fabric, and have a ribbed neck, cuffs, and hem. AWDis sweatshirts are made from 80% ringspun cotton and 20% polyester, and are a 280gsm weight. Size Guide (Chest Size) — XS - 34" // S - 36" // M - 40" // L - 44" // XL - 48" // XXL - 52"

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