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£1,040raised of £3,000 target by 42 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,040 to help support Bella Figura recover from fire damage

    Matlock, UK
    Funded on Friday, 21st December 2018

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    On Tuesday 14 August 2018, Bella Figura was affected by a devastating house fire in which we lost 6 years of customer patterns and fabrics, our research library, cutting table, workshop equipment including sewing machines and all of Suzanne's personal possessions. The cause of the blaze is yet to be confirmed but it took hold incredibly quickly and caused total destruction to our workroom and smoke damage to the entire top floor in which we also stored seasonal stock and vintage clothing.

    Over the last week there have been lots of amazingly generous offers of help in all kinds of ways and we are massively grateful for the food parcels, thoughtful cards, offers of interim accommodation and promises of muscle power for skip filling in future weeks. It's going to take us months to recover as we'll need to redraw all of our bespoke patterns in different sizes and it will inevitably take longer to carry out our orders. If you would like to help support our independent business during this tough time that would be incredible and we will also donate 10% of the funds raised to The Firefighter's Charity.

    With much love, Teresa and Suzanne

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    • Teresa Whittaker4 months ago
      Teresa Whittaker

      Teresa Whittaker

      4 months ago

      Thanks again for all your support with our campaign everyone - this page will be closing soon and we'll be making our contribution to The Firefighter's Charity as promised :)

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    • Teresa Whittaker4 months ago
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      Teresa Whittaker

      4 months ago

      Hi everyone, It's now 7 weeks since the fire today and we are still rootless, fairly exhausted and feeling wedged between a rock and a hard place in the insurance/landlord negotiations! Thanks so much for your amazing support in getting us to a third of our target - our page will be open until the end of the month if anyone would like to give a pound or two and we'll be making a contribution to the fab Fire Fighter's Charity too. Lots of love, T&S xx

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    • Teresa Whittaker5 months ago
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      5 months ago

      It's now 5 weeks since the fateful fire so thought we'd update you on progress so far - much of our weekends and evenings have been spent dressed like the photo below! We've now processed and salvaged anything that can be saved from the ruins and removed everything that can't be. Thanks to your generous help, we've also started reordering our stock of dress patterns, essential tools and through the powers of the internet have managed to find all of the discontinued fabrics to honour our customer commissions. We can't thank you enough xxx

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    Page last updated on: 10/30/2018 10.59

    Supporters

    42

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2018

      Thank you for keeping Smedley Street alive with your beautiful shop. Looking after our local businesses is so important. X

      £10.00

    • Marge Ainsley

      Marge Ainsley

      Sep 21, 2018

      Sending lots of positive vibes and much love from over the hills. X

      £20.00

    • Ceris

      Ceris

      Sep 20, 2018

      You two are utterly inspiring ladies. Wishing I could do more and sending you much love and hugs xxxx

      £30.00

    • Mark & Caroline

      Mark & Caroline

      Sep 20, 2018

      You are both working so hard. Keep your spirits up. Love you.

    • Becca

      Becca

      Sep 20, 2018

      "I get knocked down, I get up again. You're never going to keep me down." Sending some tubthumping vibes xxx

      £10.00

    • Marcia

      Marcia

      Sep 19, 2018

      Hope this helps x

      £10.00

    • Catherine Mailhac

      Catherine Mailhac

      Sep 14, 2018

      Sending lots of love to both of you, and to all the tough and beautiful ceramic survivors. Just shout if I can help with anything, any time x

      £20.00

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