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Lara Read

Lara Read is crowdfunding

raised of £20,000 target by 153 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to Save The Heart and Hand Pub

Brighton, England

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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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    • Lena & David James

      Lena & David James

      Jul 3, 2020

      Every little helps wishing you loads a luck Lara xx


    • Lou


      Jul 3, 2020

      Good luck my dear xxx


    • Daisy


      Jul 3, 2020

      Crossing everything for you all!


    • Anonymous


      Jul 3, 2020

    • Fiona


      Jul 3, 2020

      We love what you do and hope everyone gets behind this to keep the pub open and Bailey in cat biscuits.


    • Chloe


      Jul 2, 2020

      I’ve never been to your pub but I follow Bailey! Good luck.


    • Harry Murray

      Harry Murray

      Jul 1, 2020

      Harry here, The Dorset. Love you guys and Bailey very much and would be very sad if you were to go. In times like these independent businesses need all the support they can get! Long live the local!


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