Cutlers' Arms appeals to punters to keep it afloat as part of national music venues campaign

Cutlers' Arms appeals to punters to keep it afloat as part of national music venues campaign

By Michael Upton | 06/05/2020

Cutlers' Arms appeals to punters to keep it afloat as part of national music venues campaign

 


ROTHERHAM'S Cutlers' Arms has joined a national campaign aimed at stopping hundreds of independent music venues going to the wall.

The pub, which hosts band nights in its marquee throughout the year and gigs in the pub every weekend, had to close at the end of March due to the restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic. 

Now it is part of the Save our Venues drive launched by the Music Venues Trust.

The pub has launched its own appeal page to invite donations, which runs until this Saturday, May 9.

In a message on the appeal page, the pub, which said a £15,000 target, said: "Our venue faces closure due to the implications caused by coronavirus.
 
"We still face ongoing bills and we've promised all of our staff 100 per cent pay for as long as we can - this will all help us to ensure we can survive this hardship and keep all our staff in jobs. 

"We have been refused a government loan as these are backed by the bank and they are deeming pubs high risk.

"The furlough scheme has been implemented but our staff have children relying on their wages. 

"This is why we are trying to do all we can for them. 

"We're still working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we come back with a bang whenever that may be. 

"We're trying to remain positive and hope that with all your support we can make the comeback we dream of. 

"Your donations will be used to ensure that the Cutlers' can re-open again.
 
"We are working hard to get funding, loans etc but securing the finances we need to keep us going for however long we're closed (which none of us know how much longer that will be) is proving difficult

."We never wanted to get to this point but we really do need everyone's help!

"If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours."




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