Weʼre raising £100,000 to to purchase a piece of land to expand our shop. We collect household goods etc to save it going to landfill and to help families in poverty
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We opened our little shop for two reasons, before Christmas we had eight families in crisis in St Blazey. We put out a plea for help for food, decorations, good toys and more worrying, beds!
We actually had children sleeping on the floor! One family only had a cooker in their entire flat! We gave them Christmas, sorted furniture, the community did themselves proud. But what about the families who follow? Who are going to help them?
I contacted Suez, and to cut a long story short, am now the recipient of all good household furnishings, white goods, toys etc.
We opened the shop, we sell goods at rock bottom prices to pay our bills, and have gifted to many, including St Petrocs homeless charity.
In the first month, we saved 4 tonnes going to landfill or the incinerator. The shop has become a community hub. People travel from Penzance, Falmouth, Newquay, all over on a regular basis, for the bargains and the banter
We have outgrown our rented premises, and a piece of land within walking distance has come up for sale. It would give us room to grow, open a community cafe, help set up little upcycling businesses under our roof, help more people, and uplift the area. We can then reach out to people farther afield in Cornwall, giving them a better quality of life and a sense of belonging.
Can you help us? Whatever you can afford, would be greatly appreciated. We have limited time to raise this money.
what we offer you in return, is an invitation to our opening party, a chance to see how we are helping change peoples lives, and cake!
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Aug 7, 2018
You’re doing some great work which is having a positive impact on those in need in St Blazey and Par. I sincerely hope you can reach your target and purchase this land.
Aug 6, 2018
Always happy to do my little bit to help OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY i hope others take heed and help every single penny helps come on people put your hands in your pockets.
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