The Painting Mum! - Keeping food on the table...

by Caroline Avery in Hodthorpe, England, United Kingdom

The Painting Mum! - Keeping food on the table...


raised of £1,000 target


3% 1 day left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by January 25th 2019 at 2:12pm

Having lost my f/t job rather suddenly and unexpectedly, I set up as a decorator to keep money coming in and to work around my kids.

by Caroline Avery in Hodthorpe, England, United Kingdom

Decorating is something I have done as a hobby for approximately 15-20 years. I've helped family and friends, and have always decorated my own home to a high standard.  Having lost my job suddenly a few months ago, I knew I had to earn money quickly in order to cover my bills. Securing interviews was taking too long, so I put word out that I was available to take on small decorating jobs. 

Unbeknownst to myself that it would take off, I soon received many messages asking for quotes. I started my first booking a few days later. I have picked up jobs every other week, and have helped people who were struggling. My first customer was an elderly/disabled family, they were so grateful, and the job satisfaction was far greater than I could ever have imagined. It was at this point that I knew I wanted to set up a solid business doing something I love!

I have spent years working within the education sector, teaching children aged from 3 to 14. Because of this I have a valid DBS, which is on the update service. During the last 15 months, I have worked in the recruitment industry; securing permanent roles for professionals within the healthcare and food sectors. 

I am a professional individual with a family of my own. My dream is to build a successful decorating business, so that I can provide for my children. Unfortunately I do not have any capital, therefore would appreciate any financial help, no matter how big or small please. 

Thank you.

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