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£4,803raised of £4,000 target by 202 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,803 to help support the guys at Emmeline while they are unable to trade due to a car crashing into the front of the shop by leaving them a tip!

    Bristol, UK
    Funded on Monday, 10th December 2018

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    On Wednesday 6th June at 6:45pm, in an awful accident a car smashed into the front wall of Emmeline during rush hour. Miraculously nobody on the street was hurt and the driver was taken to hospital and is said to be doing well. However, due the structural damage to the front of the shop Shona and the guys are unable to open for an indefinite amount of time.

    The hope is that in time the insurance company will cover the cost of repairs and possibly a loss of trade. However, as much as insurance companies are largely a helpful bunch that want to pay out as quickly and easily as possible (!), the reality is that this is likely to drag on for a while, and at the time of writing there has been no further clarity on when and to what level the repairs will be taking place.

    Emmeline is a small, independent business that has firmly established itself as an integral part of the community. Making the business work is tough enough under normal conditions, but this unfortunate incident has caused an extreme amount of stress and uncertainty about whether they will be able to survive, and Shona and the guys there have had their livelihoods abruptly taken away as a result of something that they have absolutely no influence over.

    What we are proposing is that, if you've ever had good service in there, enjoyed a sandwich, smoothie or a coffee, or just enjoyed sitting in the shop for a chat, you can show your appreciation by leaving them a tip on here. This can be for service you have received, or for service you look forward to receiving in the future, but if everyone who has enjoyed the lovely environment Shona and the team have created over the last year or so shows their appreciation by 'tipping' them a few quid, it might help to alleviate any immediate financial concerns they might have, as well as letting them know the community is rallying behind them, and it may help to make better an unfortunate and dispiriting situation.

    £4000 is roughly a month's worth of overheads for the shop to operate, so if we can collectively help them through the next few weeks, hopefully things will start to be resolved and they can re-open and start trading again.

    Tip whatever you are able or feel is appropriate, and feel free to offer messages of support, as at the moment they could really do with a bit of love!


    Friends of Emmeline




    • Friends of Emmeline7 months ago
      Friends of Emmeline

      Friends of Emmeline

      7 months ago

      Firstly thank you so, so, so much (x 1000) for the words and donations. After rereading I’m dumbfounded & teary again! Friends old & new from all walks of life, lovely customers & even strangers. The most heartwarming experience of my life borne out of one of the most stressful ❤️ I’m sorry to report that we’re not much closer to reopening. There has been a lot of issues with insurance companies (!). We are determined to bring her back ASAP bigger and better than before. Missing it so much. I’ll stay in touch. Much love, Shona & the gang xxx

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    • Friends of Emmeline1 year ago
      Friends of Emmeline

      Friends of Emmeline

      1 year ago

      (2/2) This fund has become even more important as the week has gone on, as the landlords insurers are currently talking about a slightly scary timescale for repairs to begin (i.e months rather than weeks!). Hopefully this picture will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. This page will stay live for now, but Shona has said any surplus (beyond keeping the business alive) will go to a homeless charity (or charities) in Bristol, as will anything that comes back through insurance later on. We update as we know. Big up yourselves! xxxxx

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    • Friends of Emmeline1 year ago
      Friends of Emmeline

      Friends of Emmeline

      1 year ago

      What an incredible response! The target has been smashed in a matter of days. Massive thank you to everyone who has 'tipped' so generously. Shona had no idea this page was being launched, but she said later that afternoon that about an hour or two before, things had felt so bleak she was ready to throw in the towel. The extraordinary generosity of everyone here alongside the messages of love and support have completely turned everything around, and it is no exaggeration to say that you have all stopped Emmeline from going under! (1/2)

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    • Tilly


      Oct 3, 2018



    • john graham

      john graham

      Sep 7, 2018

      It won't belong now till this treasure opens its doors once more


    • Natalie Corfield

      Natalie Corfield

      Aug 18, 2018


    • Elliot Jenkins

      Elliot Jenkins

      Jul 4, 2018

      Looking forward to calling in.


    • Nadège


      Jul 4, 2018

      Good luck, love this shop!!


    • Anna Smith

      Anna Smith

      Jun 30, 2018



    • Max Harris

      Max Harris

      Jun 20, 2018

      Good Luck Sho... Much Love xxx


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