Zephyr needs your help

by Thomas Wyatt in Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

Zephyr needs your help

£5,642

raised in 159 days

64

supporters

COVID-19 has caused a crisis for all of us. Small independent venues like ours are in danger, and we need your help.

by Thomas Wyatt in Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional money we raise over our goal, will be directly donated to the NHS and local charities.  


Hi all!

As you are already aware of the current situation, we won’t ram it down your throats anymore that it already has been. Before all this lockdown palaver started, there was a high demand for Zephyr merchandise. 

 Therefore, to get us through these difficult times, we’re turning to your generosity, and have created a seductive selection of merchandise and rewards for you to purchase. We only felt it was fair to offer rewards instead of just asking for donations. As a truly independent venue, we operate on the edge of a financial precipice. We’re not a nation-wide chain, we don’t have investors to support us, nor do we have a wealthy owner. We truly stand alone, but with your backing, we can survive, thrive and continue to run a venue for people to enjoy. 

 

The money raised from this will go towards the following:

 

  • Building up a small reserve of funds to keep staff employed, as the furlough scheme is not a permanent solution.
  • Covering our continuing overheads that have not been suspended, including Insurance, utility bills et al.
  • Re-stocking the bar for when we reopen. 

 

 From all the funds raised, 10% will be going directly to the NHS and local charities. Any additional money raised over the goal amount, will also be donated. 

There is also a special NHS badge to additionally purchase, of which 100% of the profits go to Bournemouth Hospital and supporting trusts, and other local charities.

Below are the designs for the T-Shirt and Hoodies:

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And the designs for the Badge:1589549826_zephyrbottlehero.jpg

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Please note there is a slight delay on the badge production, but we'll keep everyone updated on their progress. 

FAQ’s:


Q: Why don’t you apply for the government grant for small businesses? 

A: We have received a government grant, which was used to pay our rent, unfortunately it’s not enough to cover the additional costs of running a business. 

 

Q: What about a bank loan? 

A: Being a new(ish) business, we would struggle to receive a loan from a bank. As we’re sure you’ve seen in the news, banks are unwilling to loan money in this difficult time (Even though we bailed them out in 2008!). Most businesses are finding it difficult to borrow money, even with the government’s support. 

 

Q: What happens to the funds if the lockdown is lifted sooner than expected?

A: If this happy circumstance occurs, any remaining funds will be donated to the NHS and other local charities. 

 

Any other questions, please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you! 

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