Craft-a-long pay as you feel - Hardship fund donations

Craft-a-long pay as you feel - Hardship fund donations

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To help out our members who rely on the sales of products and workshops to support themselves and their families we have set up a hardship fund. We know this is going to be a very difficult time for some of our small businesses that are a part of our shop. These members can confidentially speak to any of our directors to ask for a bit of this help when they need it.

After canceling all of our workshops today and refunding all of those bookings it has left a big hole in the finances of our workshop leaders. It was heartbreaking to undo all of that hard work we put into building up a workshop programme, taking photos, listing, promoting, building a community and finding new leaders to join us. The joy we felt every time someone bought a workshop from us now dashed. 

However we want to keep everyone safe which is our number 1 priority so all workshops needed to be cancelled. We do not know when we can rebook them so refunds were the only fair thing to do for the public who had the trust in us to book in the first place. 

We also felt sad that we cannot deliver one of the core values of our Social Enterprise at the moment which is for creativity to be accessible to all, especially when people are going to need it most! After all creativity is good for well being and keeping you busy in these times. Through this we have decided to bring you some craft-a-longs which you can choose how much you pay for it. It could be free if you cannot afford anything, £1, £2, £5 or £10! Whatever you feel it is worth or can afford. These donations will be put into our hardship fund to help the local small business that are a part of Made in Ashford. 

Thank you for reading and helping our community.

Please look after yourselves and each other. <3