London venue The Black Heart, based in Camden, have launched a crowdfunder after releasing a statement explaining that they are in “serious trouble” due to the ongoing pandemic.
In the statement, which you can read in full below, the venue explain that they need help in raising £100,000 or they’ll face the possibility of being unable to re-open. They also state that they’ve had zero help from the government or their landlords to financially stay afloat.
Those who donate will also be in with a change of winning a prize, as each donation will result as an entry into a raffle.
“FRIENDS, THE BLACK HEART IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.
We’ve spent a year adapting our bar and venue to meet government guidelines due to this awful pandemic, but we can go no further on our own.
We need to raise £100,000 by the end of March 2021, or we face the very real prospect of never reopening.
We are independently owned and operated and are proud to have retained all our staff, because we’re a family. We are now reaching out to the extended Black Heart family for support as we launch our #savetheblackheart Crowdfunder.
WE HAVE HAD ZERO HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT OR OUR LANDLORDS.
By supporting our Crowdfunder you’ll have the opportunity to win something. Simply donate toward the prize you’re keen to win and you will be entered into that raffle.
Every week we will release a new round of prizes and we’ve priced it to cover all budgets.
Week 1 kicks off with prizes from Orange Amplifiers, Ritual Productions, Rise Above Records, BEER + BURGER, Drink Moor Beer and We Are Beer Craft Beer Festival.
The Black Heart is an integral part of the UK underground heavy music scene and international touring circuit. The list of incredible bands that have played in our venue is endless.
THE FUTURE IS LOUD AND HEAVY BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP
Can you imagine a heavy music community without The Black Heart?
Yeah, neither can we.
We love you, we miss you, and we cannot wait to reopen and see you all again soon.”
Those looking to help with a donation can head to the crowdfunder at crowdfunder.co.uk/savetheblackheart.