We need a space to host our workshops, can you help?

We hosted our first ever pop-up shop offering workshops in basic DIY, craft and upcycling furniture. It was a huge success. For 6 months we occupied a former JJB sports shop in the West12 Shopping centre in London, Shepherd’s Bush. Sadly, JJB declared bankruptcy and evicted the charities using their properties with 6 days notice.
Not one to let circumstance determine our fate, we are looking for new premises to occupy. We are hoping that you can help!
So, do you, or someone you know, have an empty property they would be willing to allow our charity to occupy?

What we need:
• A space that is accessible for people of all abilities.
• A loading area to receive furniture.
• Basic amenities, i.e. toilet, place to make tea, etc.
• Approximately 750+sq feet would be great.

What we can offer:
• Increase security of the premises, occupied dwellings discourage vandalism and squatters.
• If needed, we can pay the rates whilst we are using the space, so no extra rate liability to the landlord.
• An occupied building is easier to let than an unoccupied building.
• Our project is eye catching, see the photos, and as a result increase the aesthetic of any space.
• Increase the CSR of any potential property portfolio holder.

About the project:
Design Bank uses the principles of regular banking, but with a twist: instead of money, upcycled items of furniture and the time people put it to the project are the currency. When people sign up for workshops they learn the art of upcycling and build credits towards their time-bank account, which can then be used to off-set the price of items from the project. Unwanted furnishings previously destined for the landfill now become useful and beautiful items for a new home.

All those interested should contact Elisicia Moore at the contact details listed below.

T:07903566429
E: info@petitmiracles.org.uk

Petit Miracles Website:
http://www.petitmiracles.org.uk
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petit-Miracle-Interiors/150764701635194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who funds? Wefund!!! That’s you by the way……

Have you heard of crowdfunding? Well, we have and we’re giving it a go. Crowdfunding is a on-line fundraising platform where lots of people can give small amounts of money towards projects they want to see funded.

As you will already know our last shop has closed however, we are very keen to open the next one. Which is why we’re trying to raise the funds to do just that.

So please help, with whatever you can, your efforts will be rewarded….just check out our Wefund fundraising page:
http://wefund.com/project/design-bank/p55920/

We only need 23 more people to give £20 each and we will have met our goal. FYI, the rules say that if we do not meet our fundraising goal than we don’t get ANY of the money. How sad would that be!?!??!

All good things must come to an end…but only temporarily!

As many of you already know, we have had our last trading day yesterday in our beloved JJB Sports Shop in the West12 Centre. we are sad to say that JJB are now officially in administration, Sports Direct have purchased 20 of their shops leaving more than 130 stores to shut. The store we have been using in a meanwhile capacity has been shut for over 2 years, we were lucky enough to inhabit (and totally reinvent the space) for 6 months. Our partnerships have flourished and working alongside the folks at AgeUk has been fantastic. So fantastic that we are looking to co-habitate another premise, hopefully within the West12 Shopping Centre, as soon as humanly possible. Be sure to check back often as I will post updates here and on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petit-Miracle-Interiors/150764701635194