The Chequers, Swinford COVID-19 we will survive

by The Chequers, Swinford in Swinford, England, United Kingdom

The Chequers, Swinford COVID-19 we will survive

£5,140

raised of £5,000 stretch target

85

supporters
103% 2 hours left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2020 at 10:47am

33 years at The Chequers and this is a tough one! If you love what we do, please help see us through. Thank you!

by The Chequers, Swinford in Swinford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The money raised will go towards The Chequers hosting future events and to help improve the pub facilities for the use of our customers. We will continue to cater for all and develop the garden facilities for the children, supporting The Chequers games teams too. We also hope to thank you all for your support with a celebration when appropriate!


The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of small British businesses. We like to think of The Chequers as a great village community hub and we're asking you to help us out.

Last week we took the difficult decision to completely close the pub and halt the offer of our takeaway services for the safety of everyone. This that means we can all stay at home and help protect the NHS & Key Workers.

With Easter events, several parties and live music nights having to be cancelled over the coming months, along with the weekly skittles, darts & football meets, it is having, and will continue to have, a massive impact on the business and the community in Swinford. Whilst I am in the industry because I enjoy it (33 years and I still do!), there are obviously the financial implications. 

It might come as a surprise for you to hear that the rent alone to the brewery each month is over £2,200. This is excluding any bills, supplies or wages! Whilst the Brewery is being supportive, offering advice and guidance, at present the rent has only been deferred. The industry is approaching it's busiest time of the year, and we long for the days when you can spend them in a sunny beer garden again!

Some of the villagers and the Parish Council have been in touch and very kindly asked how best they can support us. It is very humbling and we are truly grateful to live and work in the village that we do and have the support of the local community.

Whilst we understand that these are difficult times and uncertain times for us all, we have some daft ideas and a donation page if you can spare any change. Maybe donate some of what you might spend at the pub each week? Or, if every house hold in Swinford donated £10 that would go a long way to try and ensure that we are still here to welcome you when the restrictions are lifted!

It might not be until next year, but we'll pop on a little party when we're back to normal.... HANG ON! We'll put on the biggest party we can as soon as we're allowed!

We also hope to use the donations to continue providing the best service and facilities we can, entertainment events and be able to support the games teams in the future.

Hopefully you'll see us & our staff serving you soon! Let us know if we can help you in the meantime.

Take care & stay safe, Cheers.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Entry in to a prize draw to win a drink

Spare us a tenner to help the local you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. Includes entry in to a prize draw to win a drink. Please note we can only enter you if you leave your name.

£25 or more

£25 Lucky Draw

Pledge £25 today and we'll enter you in to a draw to win a 2 course meal and a drink. Please note we can only enter you if you leave your name.

£50 or more

£50 Signed Bronze Brian Photo!

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a signed photo of the infamous Bronze Brian Statue! Please note you will need to leave your name.

£70 or more

7 of 15 claimed

£70 2 Course Meal for 4 (Including a donation)

Buy Friday Night Fish & Chip Night for 4 people, including a dessert. Please note you will need to leave your name.

£100 or more

2 of 15 claimed

£100 2 Course Meal for 6 (Including a donation)

Buy Friday Night Fish & Chip Night for 6 people, including a dessert. Please note you will need to leave your name.

£120 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£120 Childrens Party for 20

A Children's party for 20, to include the hire and food. *To be redeemed by 2022 NB. Decor and entertainment are not included. Please note you will need to leave your name.

£150 or more

2 of 15 claimed

£150 Marquee hire

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with the hire of our marquee space* for an event up to 100/150 guests. Perfect for a children’s party, a family gathering, a music night, anniversary celebration or birthday party. The space is suitable for 100/150 people. *To be redeemed by 2022 NB. Decor, table linen, drinks, entertainment and food are not included. Please note you will need to leave your name.

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