Coming soon - The Lounge Lottery
***Launching the Lounge Lottery…first draw in July***
You may be aware the future of The Lounge is in crises following withdrawal of some grants and the unfortunate passing away of two key Trustees in 2015.
Since the “Town Hall” meeting was held in village some months ago new volunteers have stepped forward and a new Management Committee is now in place.
The Committee have established that based on current practices and funding levels The Lounge loses circa £1,200 per month….whilst The Lounge is charity and is not looking to make profits (or at least to re-invest any profits into the community), running at such a loss is not viable or sustainable. Its estimated The Lounge may have as little as 3 months left to operate on this basis.
The Committee are making changes in one last attempt to make the café viable (The Youth work would be able to continue separately) including seeking grants to support community work, increasing opening hours, re-looking at menu/pricing/offers to make the café more attractive and also seeking to reduce costs wherever possible (i.e. rent).
One other idea is to launch a lottery and The Lounge has recently received the appropriate licenses to do this…the proposed structure is below….
• Monthly draw
• £5 per number per month
• Draw to take place at the end of each month
• Half the proceeds go to The Lounge, half the proceed are split between three winners…
• The more of your sign up, the larger the prize money
• Payment by monthly standing order
Thank you for continuing to support The Lounge.