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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help get our community cafe up and running

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We are keen to get the cafe at The Bureau Centre for the Arts , Blackburn, up and running, and we need your help.

The Bureau is a vibrant Arts Centre in the heart of Blackburn. We are based in an old church (the image is some of the stunning windows in what will be our cafe area) which provides a versatile space for arts activities, theatre, music, cultural events and community participation. It is a not for profit organisation run by a board of volunteer directors, working hard to secure pockets of grant funding to enable us to put on events for the community. We are determined to become a more sustainable organisation, less reliant on grants and able to build a regular, diverse programme which will create more opportunities for our community to access arts and social activities.

Having a cafe would not only help us with our ambition to achieve sustainability, it would also be a key element in creating a community space within The Bureau. We want to create a hub where our local community can come together in a friendly, creative environment, where everyone is welcome, where people can connect with people from different communities, experience inspiring art, express themselves and learn new skills.

Our vision for the cafe is to provide simple, healthy and homemade vegetarian and vegan food at accessible prices, in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Although we do have a kitchen space, we don’t have a working kitchen and are currently a pop up cafe selling cake and brews running only at certain events to try and help us raise some money.

We need your help, firstly to help us get the equipment we need to get up and running (approx. £700) and secondly to create the space we envisage (approx.£300) . Please donate whatever you can to help fund our community cafe. If each of our followers donated £1 we would sail past our target.

You can simply donate to support our cafe, but we have also created a few perks that you might enjoy. If you would like to take advantage of one of these perks, please state which perk and make sure you leave your contact details.

Perk 1: Donate £5, support the cafe and receive a voucher for a hot/cold drink

Perk 2: Donate £10, support the cafe and receive a voucher for a hot/cold drink and a piece of cake from the cafe

Perk 3: Donate £30, support the cafe, receive a voucher for a hot/cold drink and a piece of cake from the cafe, and a voucher to attend a 2 hour block printing workshop where you will print your own tea towel (5 available)

Donate £50, support the cafe, receive a voucher for a hot/cold drink and a piece of cake from the cafeand receive a beautiful hand painted cake plate decorated by artist Cath Ford (1 available)

If you are unable to financially support us at this time, you can also help support us by sharing our events and posts on social media. You can find us on facebook, instagram and twitter.

Thank you for your support.

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  • Leonie Stephenson2 months ago
    Leonie Stephenson

    Leonie Stephenson

    2 months ago

    Thanks for your support so far. We are getting closer to our target now! We have raised £444 on JustGiving and £153 during cafe fundraisers making a total of £597. Can you help us push this a little more to help us reach our target of £1000 so we can get our community cafe up and running? :-)

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  • Leonie Stephenson3 months ago
    Leonie Stephenson

    Leonie Stephenson

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Whoop whoop! So chuffed. Thank you for your support you lovely lot. This plus the £121.75 we raised at the National Festival of Making makes us well on our way to having our lovely cafe space! *Please like, comment and share so that others see this post too. Thanks :-)

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  • Leonie Stephenson3 months ago
    Leonie Stephenson

    Leonie Stephenson

    3 months ago

    Just wanted to say thanks for donating. We raised just over £100 last weekend at our fundraiser too, so making some steps towards our goal :-)

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/19/2018 12:23 PM

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36

  • Sophie Skellern

    Sophie Skellern

    Jun 19, 2018

    Good luck you lovely lot! X

    £20.00

  • Beth x

    Beth x

    Jun 12, 2018

    £10.00

  • Jamie Holman

    Jamie Holman

    Jun 4, 2018

    This better be good cake

    £10.00

  • Rebecca Overton

    Rebecca Overton

    Jun 4, 2018

  • Jenny Walker-Ingham

    Jenny Walker-Ingham

    Jun 4, 2018

    Hi, we haven't been here before, so it would be lovely if my husband and I (both vegan) could take advantage of the drink/cake offer for each donating £10. Thanks.

    £20.00

  • Alison Williams-Southern

    Alison Williams-Southern

    May 25, 2018

    £5.00

  • Catherine  Counselll

    Catherine Counselll

    May 24, 2018

    What you're doing looks fantastic! Keep up the good work x

    £30.00

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