Help To Have & To Hold Grow

by Laura Parkes in Corby, Northamptonshire, England

Help To Have & To Hold Grow

To raise funds to help To Have & To Hold secure a floral studio in a beautiful local converted barn

by Laura Parkes in Corby, Northamptonshire, England

We did it
On 22nd October 2017 we successfully raised £1,170 with 37 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

EEEEEK!!!!
Never Ever did I think i'd reach my target, but with a lot of support from amazing people I have... so Crowdfunder has challenged me to stretch it - with just 2 days to go!!!
This afternoon I went to look at a 'light' industrial unit, Just off from the Priors Hall development - Perfect location, literally between home and school!
There is a plan in the pipeline to share this 'unit' with another school Mum who runs a very sparkly craft business too - which would be just perfect as its a little above my price range for rent - however it is literally a shell - a very dirty 'Blank' canvas if you will - so will need some TLC... But as 2 very creative ladies I reckon we can pull it off and turn it into an amazing studio space - Pinterest has taken a hit!
This is where the 'stretch' funds would be super helpful in being put towards making it a CLEAN suitable and usable space... <3

click the link to my Flickr album to see pics of 'unit B1'

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohavetohold/albums/72157687272592071

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Over the last 5 years I have grown not only my business but my skills that go along with it, I am now at the stage where I have outgrown working from home and need more space in a dedicated work area. This will enable me to work more time and cost effectively and  without the constraints of my limited work space and storage i will be able to offer a wider range of wedding and event services. - Also of course removing rhe temptation of little fingers 'helping'  and the dog drinking my coffee!

I have a pretty full on family life at home with a vivacious 5 year old (who is going on 15!) and a 4 year old with complex medical and behavioral issues, my work has become my 'thing' away from all the medical appointments and therapies and working for myself means i have the flexibility to organise my work around hospital stays etc... To have a real dedicated work space for To Have & To Hold would be an absolutely HUGE step in not only the growth of my business but also in terms of me realising me dreams.

Through Crowd funding with YOUR help I am aiming to raise £800 which would cover the deposit and first months rent for a work space/studio in beautiful converted barn , which is conveniently located just a few miles from home amd my children's school and nursery so i can be on hand for emergencies. This would enable me to put the maximum amount of work hours in with no time taken up by travelling. 


Thank you for taking an interest in my plan and reading so far, should you choose to support my business growth I have created thank you packages for various levels of pledges, which all of course include that Warm fuzzy feeling you deserve for helping me on the way to achieving my dream! 

If you'd like to check out more of my work or follow me you can find me by clicking these links..

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HaveToHold

www.facebook.com/tohavetohold

www.instagram.com/havetohold

A sneak peek at some of the 'thank you' gifts for supporting me....

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A Big Fat Heartfelt Thank you for supporting me and helping my business to grow! ...And that warm fuzzy feeling to go along with it!

£8 or more

£8 Reward

A personal hand written Thank you card & floral sticker sheet. Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting me and my business!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A personal hand written Thank you card, stickers and a wall print. Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting me and my business!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A personal hand written Thank you card, wall print, floral sticker sheet & a 10cm Flower filled letter in your choice of colour - a lovely little stocking filler! Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting me and my business!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

For a £25 pledge I will make you a beautiful seasonal hanging door wreath (season of your choosing) Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Autumn etc.... (£25 included postage)

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A personal hand written Thank you card, floral sticker sheet & a 22cm Flower filled letter in your choice of colours. Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting me and my business!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A personal hand written Thank you card. 3 x Flower filled letter in your choice of colours - either free standing or wall hanging. (initials are a great idea eg. L & S - a great Christmas gift!) Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting me and my business!

£100 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£100 Reward

For this Pledge I am giving my Floral design services for your wedding to total £150 for any 2018 wedding. Plus of course that warm fuzzy feeling that you are supporting me and my business & a thank you card ;) (Requirements and details to be discussed via email/phone)

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£200 Reward

...Hen party flower workshop... A perfect hen party experience, come along to my studio and with my guidance make your own floral accessories with a glass of fizz... floral crowns, bouquet/posies, button holes or corsarges *suitable for the Bride and up to 5 hens* *Time and Date to be arranged during 2018*


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