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Lara Read

Lara Read is crowdfunding

raised of £14,000 target by 262 supporters

Weʼre raising £14,000 to To Save The Heart

Brighton, England
1 month to go

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Save The Heart and Hand

Jo,Lara Tim and @Baileythepubcat need your help to save our family business and the pub you all know and love.

Bert and Jo took over the lease at The Heart and Hand in 1988 and turned the Heart into more than just a pub . Customers quickly became friends and friends became family .

Bert and Jo retired in 2006 and today Lara runs the pub with her partner Tim and the now famous @Baileythepubcat.

The Landlords EI Group (formally Enterprise) have refused to cancel or even reduce rents during this pandemic and as of today are not offering any reduction if we open with restrictions

Our rent it £774.05 per week, if we have to stay closed until September our arrears will be approximatley £20,000.

As you all know we are a tiny pub and opening with social distancing will not be possible.

We would appreciate any donation no matter how small. Every single penny raised will go towards bringing the Heart and Hand back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you all in advance for your help

Jo, Lara Tim and Bailey

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 27, 2020

    • Anonymous


      Sep 25, 2020


    • Ally


      Sep 21, 2020


    • Anonymous


      Sep 7, 2020

      Usually pop in after covering Brighton games but this place cant close. Had far too many good times there and hope it reopens.

    • Katy T

      Katy T

      Sep 6, 2020

      Good luck... one of our favourite Brighton pubs. Xxx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 3, 2020

      Hopefully see you for catwatching and a pint at TGE21! Greetings to Bailey from Hamburg!


    • Anonymous


      Sep 3, 2020


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    Lara Read

    Brighton, England

    Thank you so much to all who have donated so far - the final total of rent arrears today is 14,000 Thank you also for all the wonderful messages of support

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