The Share Offer Results - We have reached our goal

The Share Offer is now complete - and we have reached our goal.

Over the last 6 weeks, so many of you have contributed, shared, helped and donated that we have raised just under £74,000 from the share offer.  This is made up of 128 individual subscriptions to the share scheme - a tremendous result.  In addition, we have received money from other charitable donations.  This result is better than we expected and means we are now ready to move into our next - exciting - construction phase of the project. 

This is an absolutely wonderful result.  Thank you everyone who has been so generous and has contributed so much.    What Happens Next? There is a lot to do, as you can imagine. To give you a flavour of what will happen (and how you can help) these are the things we need to do.  Remember, this whole venture is being run by volunteers for everyone in Bledington, so the more people with expertise we can get involved the better.

Over the next few weeks the following needs to happen:
  1. For all of you who have subscribed to the share scheme you will receive your share certificates by post along with further details about the tax rebate process. 
  2. We will get quotes from a number of builders and key contractors / suppliers to the build to get the best value high quality construction partner.
  3. We still have two significant grant applications in EU Leader and Awards For All. There is still a lot of work to be done for these.
  4. We need to finalise the interior design and layout of the shop and cafe. Do you know anyone with expertise in shop layout?  We plan to put together a working group. It's something we want to get right from the start. 
  5. Teas will be served at Chastleton on Thursday 10th May - Anyone who can bake a cake, make tea or serve with a smile, please call Louise on 01608 658 464.
Once again, this has been a huge boost to Bledington to have got so far in the last 6 weeks.  Once again, thank you to everyone - now the hard work begins!
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