Help Lisa Build a Vegan Vintage Art Emporium

Hello, I’m Lisa Moore, from Llanelli. I’m a small business owner with a vision to open a vegan wholefood Emporium with a arty vintage twist.

First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and to those for their warm wishes and support during this time of asking for sponsorship through gofundme.

My shop, would be the first of it’s kind in a sea side town on the South West Coast of Wales in Carmarthenshire. You may have recently read that Wales has been named as one of the top ten countries to visit.

After reading an article a few years ago the following words became part of my vision and mantra…

I don’t want to live in a Britain that doesn’t care about community.

And I believe that our high streets are a really important part of building communities and pulling people together in a way that a supermarket or shopping mall, however convenient, entertaining or slick, just never can.

I believe my vision will have an impact on local employment, central to driving footfall into the town and also lowering the carbon footprint. Through my emporium I want to breathe economic and community life back into my local high street.

I began my cruelty free journey January 4th 2015 after reading about the Veganuary movement which was a great introduction to beginning my journey as a non-meat eater and a fantastic challenge. I have been self employed as a vintage popup event planner for just over a year, during this time I launched a Popup Vintage Emporium in 2014. I also sell at local flea markets. It’s a slow, slow process trying to save money to start my vegan vintage arty emporium. It was suggested that I start a Gofundme account by a new friend so here I am hoping you will support me and my vision by making a donation to get me started.

I LOVE TO COOK !! I LOVE VINTAGE !! I LOVE ART !!

It’s my dream to combine what I love, making it child friendly, lively, dynamic, exciting and a social hub that give a sense of belonging and trust to my community. I’m working hard to accomplish that dream. In addition I run ARTY-PARTY’s for children using recyclable materials to create works of art and want to rent a big enough space so that I can also host ARTY-PARTY at my Emporium, so families can come vintage shopping, eat good homebaked vegan food and create together.

I hope like me you believe my emporium is forward thinking yet wholesome and fits in nicely with the 21st century need for businesses to be multi-functional social centres, not simply competitors for stretched consumers. I feel my business can offer an irresistible opportunity and experience that does not exist in Carmarthenshire and is rooted in the interests and needs of local people, and will meet the demands of a rapidly changing sea side town that’s also fast becoming a holiday destination.

Many thanks

Lisa

https://www.gofundme.com/veganvintage

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