GoFundMe Campaign Update

02
Apr
2020

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you who donated to our GoFundMe campaign to help save Piebury Staffs Jobs and sent messages of encouragement and support, with a special thanks going out to to one of our Arsenal fan customers for his invaluable expertise and advice.

The funds arrived just in time to run our fortnightly payroll and we managed to pay them a weeks holiday pay for the week the kings cross restaurant was closed, before the Government ordered all restaurants and cafes to close.

Whilst it is re-assuring that the government has pledged to help small business such as ours, we are still waiting for funds to arrive and it could be another few weeks yet. Details of how the cost of furloughing staff on 80% wages will be reimbursed haven’t been finalised and we have been advised that realistically this won’t be until the end of April beginning of May, meanwhile outstanding suppliers bills, staff wages and monthly overheads still need to be paid.

Our Kings Cross landlords have been very kind in offering to defer this quarters rent for 3 months allowing us to pay the arrears over a period of 6 months once things return to normal. The insurance and service charges, however still need to be paid.

Our Holloway landlord on the other hand hasn’t been quite as generous, and has instead offered for us to pay our rent monthly instead of quarterly. We are currently looking into whether it is viable to operate takeaways only from our Holloway shop so that we can then offer discounts to key workers who have no choice but to carry on working.

Details of the GoFundMeCampaign came be found here https://www.gofundme.com/f/6vng6g0 and donations can also be made via paypal using the link https://www.paypal.me/PleaseTipOurStaff

We wish you all a healthy and happy next few months where ever you are in the world. Stay Safe Nicky and Paul