Keep Ray's Italian Kitchen Alive

by Ray's Italian Kitchen in Milford On Sea, England, United Kingdom



raised in 35 days



Ray's Italian Kitchen, now more than ever, needs your help in ensuring we will still be here once this is pandemic is all over.

by Ray's Italian Kitchen in Milford On Sea, England, United Kingdom

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I intend to develop the take away business I have been forced to pursue due to my restaurant having to close during the panademic.

I opened Ray's Italian Kitchen in December 2018 in memory of my father, Ray, who was one of my greatest supporters. I have been a restauranteur in the New Forest for many years, but this place is a personal endeavour for me and something I am extremely proud of. The support from my team and customers over the last 16 months has been incredible but now more than ever I need your help.

The government's lockdown news on the 23rd March brought a totally new challenge. We were told to close our doors and the kitchen took on an eerie silence. The business we proudly built up in a year is now facing uncertainty. With the latest prediction that one third of restaurants will go out of business, I am determined that we won't be one of them.

Here at Ray's Italian Kitchen, we are determined to survive these troubling times and  be here for our customers to return. But now I need your kindness and help to do this.

I have been overwhelmed so far from the support from our amazing local community, who are supporting us with our takeaway service. But I have also been touched by the support from our customers who live further afield that are unable to support us during this time. So that's why I have launched this crowdfunder page so our customers can make a donation or buy a gift voucher to help me survive the lockdown now and beyond. 

Our Local Enterprise Partnership is offering to match fund with a grant the money raised by this appeal. So for every £ you spend on a donation or pledge, we will receive another £ of public funds.

Your cash injection could mean all the difference to me.  With the uncertainty of how long we'll have to close and overheads looming, please help me survive these troubling times and make a pledge today. 

With your support and kindness, I am hoping to see you all again in sunnier times.

Thank you and stay safe!

Stacey x

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