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Lucy Pearson

Lucy Pearson is crowdfunding

134%
£4,040
raised of £3,000 target by 141 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to support Tom's Diner

Banbury
14 days to go

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To all of our lovely Customers, Friends and Followers

We started experiencing huge losses in trade due to Covid-19 as our outside catering bookings were cancelled. At the same time, our other two most important sources of income (weekday lunches and weekend brunches) dwindled away as people began to stop going out. Our concerns for our customers' and our staff's wellbeing led to us closing 3 days before the Government advice.

Unfortunately, even though we are closed, we still need to pay our bills, equipment hire, insurance and staff wages. This would have been manageable had we been entitled to access the government small business grant, or the furlough scheme, or have been able to make a successful insurance claim. While we are fighting these decisions behind the scenes, time is not on our side.

As a new business, we were just at the point of going into profit, January and February were good months for us. We do not yet have any emergency savings, and sadly if we don't access some form of funding, we will not survive. We have never asked for any help before, but this is our last resort.

We've been very keen to establish the cafe as a vibrant hub for our local community and beyond, supporting local social enterprises such as New Routes and New Ground Coffee, supporting local businesses such as Produce Warriors, Jeeves and Jericho Tea, TruLeaf Farms. We want to continue to grow our business partnerships, with ethics and social responsibility at the heart of what we do. We feel really sad and desperate to do this fundraising to keep our cafe alive, but in such difficult times this money raising campaign is our very last resort.

We are not asking for money for nothing. Please have a look at the rewards you will get in return for your donation (please see below)

Thank you for reading this far and we thank you if you consider helping us. Another way to support would be to buy gift vouchers to redeem once we reopen.

Stay safe,

Lucy and all at #TeamTom

Tom's Diner

REWARDS:

Pledge £5 or more: You get our love! Heaps of it!

Pledge £15 or more: You get a hot drink and a slice of cake/cupcake next time you visit us.

Pledge £25 or more: You and your partner/friend get a hot drink and a slice of cake/cupcake next time you visit us.

Pledge £50 or more: You and your partner/friend get a hot drink and a slice of cake/cupcake next time you visit us, plus a limited edition Tom's Diner tote bag.

Pledge £100 or more You get a card which grants you free coffee or tea in 2020. (Limited to one per day) +limited edition Tom's Diner tote bag.

Pledge £150 or more You get an exclusive Tom's Diner discount card which gives you 10% off in 2020 and 2021. (For purchases made in the shop eat in/take away). + limited edition Tom's Diner tote bag and T shirt

Pledge £400 or more You get an original Tom's Diner recipe every month by email for a year. 12 recipes in total. Includes ingredients, method, pictures and pro tips +limited edition Tom's Diner tote bag and T shirt + one masterclass with one of our talented team

Fundraising information:

Funds will be spent on upkeep of the shop's premises, equipment hire, staff wages, bills and supplies to reopen. Welcome to Tom's Diner

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  • Lucy Pearson1 month ago
    Lucy Pearson

    Lucy Pearson

    1 month ago

    Dear supporters, THANK YOU again so much for your generosity and kindness during these difficult times. We have managed to survive, our bills and staff are paid and we cannot wait to open our doors again, and to reconnect with all you lovely people. Service will be a little different- there will only be 1 entrance- the canal towpath- and you will need to book a table and order food beforehand to keep the kitchen running efficiently and to minimise food waste. I'm sure together we can figure it all out. With love, Lucy and #TeamTom xx

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  • Lucy Pearson1 month ago
    Lucy Pearson

    Lucy Pearson

    1 month ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! We have reached our target, thank you for all your help, support, kindness and generosity. With no state aid, this has been a lifeline for Tom's. We are beyond grateful, and are now able to plan to reopen. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. In gratitude, Lucy and #TeamTom xxx

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  • Lucy Pearson1 month ago
    Lucy Pearson

    Lucy Pearson

    1 month ago

    We want to wish you a huge thank for helping us. Between you, you have helped pay staff wages, our indie suppliers, our equipment hire and are now supporting us to make the adjustments to our business in order to reopen. You can get Vegan branded PPE, who knew!! Only £200 to go now and we will have collectively reached our target. We are SO grateful, we wouldn't be here without you. I'm hoping to invite you all to a private re-opening (Socially distanced of course) in July. Take care of yourselves, in deep gratitude, Lucy and team.

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Page last updated on: 7/8/2020 15.05

Supporters

141

  • Rupert

    Rupert

    Jul 8, 2020

    Not long to go, now, Lucy. Wishing you the very best of luck. Rupert x

    £32.00

  • Nothing but Footprints

    Nothing but Footprints

    Jul 3, 2020

    You guys are an important part of the future of Banbury and deserve every ounce of support we can all muster. Stay strong 💪 x

  • James Turner

    James Turner

    Jun 30, 2020

    Target achieved. Hope you can open soon.

    £180.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 25, 2020

    Good luck Lucy & Team

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 24, 2020

    Good luck. Xx

    £5.00

  • Chloe

    Chloe

    Jun 24, 2020

    Every little helps. 💚💚💚

    £15.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 24, 2020

    £30.00

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