Takings stolen from Chucklehead stall at Lambeth Country Show - crowdfunder launched

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Just to correct this: they're a tiny rural family-run operation that trade at modest-sized "food festivals and agricultural events" rather than big music festivals.
  2. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    They’ve been trading 9 years so they are not a naive trader and are profitable with cash reserves of over 50k with liabilities of 10k. This hit won’t wipe them out and losses to theft are tax deductible
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  3. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    I would look at the Event Security Company used last year myself . I can picture greed aroused by the first sight of Chuckleheads takings last year and then a year to plan.
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  4. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    But that doesn't mean they get all the money back though does it? It just means that they are taxed on less income (income which they didn't receive anyway due to it being robbed)
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  5. Lucy Fur

    Lucy Fur Well-Known Member

  6. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    This is the telling bit.

    I am glad there was no confrontation or violence.
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  7. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    .......you can choose to donate or not as you please,
    if editor did not set up the page then there would be no choice
    Can't understand why we have men with clipboards popping up quoting tax and law
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not surprisingly, they're a bit disheartened to read some of the things being said here, and they sent me this which I trust explains their position.

    Personally, I think some people should be ashamed of themselves for the way they've acted in this thread.

  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We're just a fiver short of the original £500 target now, so I've extended it to £750. Please share the link if you can!
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  10. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    ....this incident will most likely mean more security not less next time round as well.

    Btw another robbery occurred that day which was peeps been hit £5 for a can of on-site red stripe
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  11. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    I'll donate but I have to wait untill payday. Hope it stays up untill then.
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I think it's up for about another 28 days or so. I'll check later (I've never done a crowdfunder before so it's all new to me!).
  13. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Cool. Thought it might close upon hitting target seeing you extended the target.
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yeah you can keep on extending the target. I'd love to get to £1,000 if I can, but that might be too ambitious.
  15. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Lovely message
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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Now that they've stated that they will be donating "any money we receive to a charity in Brixton" and that, "..in a year’s time we would like to give it back and maybe more," will you be donating yourself now?
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  17. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Thanks for posting up their message above editor but I don't think they say this do they?...giving the money to a charity in Brixton this year would defeat the object of the fundraising to help them recoup the losses from this theft so it doesn't make sense to imply they will this year.

    Yes, this is what they have said and it's a great gesture of reciprocal solidarity and a way of investing in the local community, some of which will be donating to help them now. :thumbs:
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Sorry, I didn't make that clear. I meant that they'd said that they would be giving the money away next year and the crowdfunding money is going to help through the rest of this year.
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    There was a lot of security around when I went to the Country Show. So what happened? I don't see more security being needed. Plenty of them around.

    As Council insist on wall and lots of security I think serious look at how this is working needs to be done.

    Clearly criminals were able to steal large amounts of money in full sight of the hunky security guards.

    Made the present security set up look like Muppets.
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  20. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    No it didn't. People like Muppets.
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  21. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    There was plenty of security around the normal bars. Not that i could see a need for it at all, since the bar staff had been ordered to make sure you paid the money for the drinks before they even attempted to pour, or in the case of the cans of Red Stripe, fetch them from a table behind them (well worth a fiver eh?), lest you make off without paying.
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  22. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    The security are there to look after Lambeth's interests, not those of the public at large. I would imagine that the larger beer stalls had their own private security.

    You will be able to pickpocket, snatch and pilfer to your heart's content. But try to get a Gordon's gin in a tin on the other side of the fence and you'll be rugby tackled to the ground and forcibly ejected.
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  23. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I will donate tomorrow when I get paid, as well as buying some mail order.

    I stand by my assertion that buying cider off them is the best way to get them through this.
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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Mail order the way to go for me too. Not sure it will taste so good out of context of the Lambeth Country Show, mind.
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well, they've stated that this cash is really going to help them now in the short term, and seeing as they're going to give it all away next year to a local charity, it seems like a win/win to me. Most of all for me, it's about the gesture of support and solidarity.
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We've hit 94% of the new target of £750. I'm going to have another big social media push to get it to a £1,000 if possible. Please share too if you can!
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  27. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    If it restores peoples' faith in humanity, then it is money well spent. And, like you say, it is a deferred donation to something local.

    I hope the thieves choke on whatever they have bought with the proceeds.
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  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That was my motivation because compared to what was stolen, this crowdfunder barely scrapes the surface :(
  29. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Well, we hit the £750 target and now I'm going for an ambitious £1,000 total. If it doesn't climb any higher, £750 is still a great result and a mark of the kindness of people.
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  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I think it is sad that people have chosen to snipe on this thread.

    Yes - it is a business. It is a small business which comes every year to the Lambeth Country Show and which has been very popular with people from these boards. IIRC, its stall has been the meeting place at quite a few of these events over the years.

    A local guy who runs a local bulletin board for local people most of whom are local to the Lambeth Country Show, has taken it upon himself to do a collection to repay some of the money that was stolen from this business at the Show. His motives for doing it are clearly not to help some big business to thrive, but to help a small business continue to survive, and for that small business to continue to feel positive about the Show and to come next year so that, presumably, urbanites can continue to enjoy the cider and to have an established meeting place.

    Personally, I think it is a lovely gesture of editor, and I am pleased to be member of the community of which he is a central part.

    No-one is insisting that you donate.

    Why don't you fuck off away from this thread and stop trying to spoil a nice gesture?
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