Save The Guid Cheese Shop in St Andrews
Raising funds to save the specialist cheesemonger Guid Cheese Shop in St Andrews.
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My partner Alex and I are raising funds to take over and run the existing Guid Cheese Shop, a specialist cheesemonger with a big passion for cheese based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. We want to continue the tradition of this artisan cheese shop, providing the best customer service and knowledge to its existing and future customers.
We are planning to take over the shop in March 2014, depending on the funding. In the meanwhile, we have been spending lots of time in the shop with its founder Svetlana Redpath whose life is taking her to a different part of Britain. Aside from learning about daily running of the business, Svetlana has been sharing her expertise with us on all things cheese. We have been very fortunate to forge such a friendship and receive this priceless training from its current owner.
We are both very passionate about food and healthy living; we have vast experience in retail, hospitality and running our own business. I am studying for a nutritionist certificate at the moment and Alex is studying for MSc in Psychology. Taking over this beautiful little cheese shop would be our dream come true. We plan to include more food from local producers as well as exhibiting art, making take away sandwiches, salads and coffees.
The Guid Cheese shop has made a quite a name for itself since it opened 3 years ago, it would be a big loss to the community of St Andrews, Fife and beyond to close it. According to customers reviews the Guid Cheese shop has "amazingly good cheeses and a special personal service" as well as "to breathe deeply upon entering the shop is to be transported instantaneously to the highest heavens!!" It really matters so much to us to take it over from Svetlana, having received thorough training from her as well as investing a lot of our time in researching this exciting industry and business opportunity!
We would like all of you to be a part of our journey. Any donation you can contribute will make a difference, the more backers we have the better, it is all about the support. Do claim your rewards – they are sure to please but let us know if there is something else that tickles your fancy more.
Our target of £8000 is set low intentionally to make sure it's met. So far we have saved £5000 ourselves. £13000 is the essential amount for us to be able to take over the business from its current owner in March and get re-launched without the shop having to close. We are also trying to raise/borrow money from friends and family and we will be sure to update it here as soon as we get something. Any additional funds we raise will go towards improvements we have planned for the shop, for instance introducing cheese paninis and salad lunches as well as exceptional coffees.
Thank you for reading our story and for your support!
Caroline and Alex NiteVisit project website
Promised of our £3,000 target
Thank you for contributing to our project. It''s people like you who can make it possible, we really appreciate it. Come visit us and enjoy coffee/tea on us. Alternatively you will receive a personalised thank you card via post.1000 rewards, 999 remaining
Thank you for contributing to our project. It's people like you who can make it possible, we really appreciate it. Come visit us and enjoy THREE coffee/teas on us. Alternatively you will receive 3 personalised thank you cards throughout the year via post.598 rewards, 594 remaining
We would like to thank you for your support. Come visit the shop and enjoy coffee/tea and panini/salad lunch on us. You will also be thanked officially on our website. Alternatively you will receive nicely packaged Guid Cheese Shop cooler bag for your cheeses or lunch via post439 rewards, 427 remaining
!We would like to thank you for your support. You will be thanked officially on our website as well as on our Wall of Fame in our shop. You will also receive a free entry to one of our cheese tasting events as a VIP. Alternatively you will receive a beautiful Guid Cheese Shop cheese board made of olive wood via post.97 rewards, 90 remaining
We would like to thank you for your support. You will also be thanked officially on our website as well as on our Wall of Fame in our shop and you will receive a Spring hamper* in April (we can also post it to you if you wish) and a personalised Thank You card.
*Hamper delivery available only in the UK, due to the nature of the product.69 rewards, 64 remaining
We would like to thank you for your support. You will also be thanked officially on our website as well as on our Wall of Fame in our shop and you will receive a Spring hamper* in April and a personalised Thank You card. You will also receive a ticket to any of our cheese tasting events or alternatively we will send you a one of a kind, hand painted glass artwork that we will be exhibiting in the shop.
*Hamper delivery available only in the UK, due to the nature of the product.23 rewards, 22 remaining