August 18, 2022
More than five times the original funding target.
Bristol’s Idle Hands has raised over £10,000 to help cover costs and find a new home.
The shop is currently set to close its doors at its City Road location, with owner Chris Farrell noting that the UK’s Christmas COVID-19 wave, as well as Brexit, had strongly impacted the shop.
Farrell had launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover both the costs of moving and the financial hit from closing.
While he was originally only aiming to raise £2,000, an outpouring of support has lead to over £10,000 in donations at the time of writing.
“I’ve been overwhelmed with the support this has received. It really is heartening,” Farrell said.
In response, the goal has been increased to £12,000. As Farrell explains: “This stretch target is to further help to the costs that will be incurred over the next few months.
“I appreciate all the pledges, every penny helps. The last few months have been hard with such a downturn in trade. This campaign has confirmed my belief there is a potential future for the shop.”
The shop has been a Bristol staple since taking over the space left by Rooted Records.
Head to Crowdfunder for more info and to donate.