£32,000 fundraiser for Surrey Docks Farm to relaunch popular cafe

Josh Salisbury (20 January, 2020) Misc Business

The charity needs to raise £32,000 to reinstate its cafe

7560Staff at Surrey Docks Farm

A £32,000 fundraiser is hoping to restore the café at the popular Surrey Docks Farm.

The charitable farm has been without a café for the past year, but has found tenants to take over the space.

However, the café needs a significant upgrade of kitchen facilities and electrics before the café can get up and running – which the charity does not have the resources to cover.

The total cost of the works is estimated to be £32,000 to provide a “welcoming space serving drinks, tasty cakes and delicious meals.”

So far, nearly £5,000 has been raised, but help is urgently needed to off-set any losses to the charity, it says.

“While we have been so lucky to receive grant funding to carry out our Riverfront Development, the ongoing running costs of the Farm keep increasing and without cafe rent and no room hire during the building upgrade, we’re already facing a loss this financial year,” said the charity.

“It’s imperative we get a cafe back on site for our visitors benefit and the financial stability of the Farm!

“We will be calling on all our supporters to help us hit this huge target and really value anything you can give. Every penny really will count to help us hit our target.”

The money will go toward a three-phase plan for UK Power Network who will bring a supply to the farm’s boundary and for an electrician to connect the supply to the café.

The tenants of the café will also need to invest in a new and modern kitchen. More details can be found about the fundraiser here.

If you wish to donate, you can find the details here. Local businesses who might wish to sponsor the works should email gemma@surreydocksfarm.org.uk

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