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Party supply charity launches "urgent" appeal for new premises

Party supply charity launches

Monday 18 September 2023

Party supply charity launches "urgent" appeal for new premises

Monday 18 September 2023


A local charity which provides reusable party supplies to increase accessibility and avoid waste has issued an "urgent" plea for help finding a new premises to operate from.

'Many Happy Returns' is a small charity which maintains a lending library of reusable party supplies to minimise waste and benefit the local community.

The charity was founded by Tasha Cormack and her son Noah in August 2020.

They accept donations of preloved supplies and offer them out on loan so new items do not need to be purchased for a one-time event.

In addition to reducing the environmental impact of parties, it also reduces the cost of celebrations for those on a low income. 

Many Happy Returns offers dishes, cake tins, serve-ware, displays, games, banners, back drops, and other party decorations.

Borrowers are encouraged to make a small donation which have so far been used to support both local charities and those further afield, such as in Ukraine.

In a post on Facebook, Many Happy Returns wrote: "Unfortunately we find ourselves in the position of needing to urgently find a new home for our charity."

The charity said that despite recently relocating to new premises, they now "face urgent challenges".

Many Happy Returns explained: "Our current landlord no longer feels able to allow us on-site parking and access to toilet facilities when we need them.

"These amenities are essential for our effective charity operations. Therefore, we are actively seeking new premises."

The charity's founder, Tasha said: "It's really pulled the rug from under my feet just as everything seemed to be coming together.

"I'm not giving up. It's taken us three years to get this far."

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Pictured: Many Happy Returns was founded by Tasha Cormack and her son Noah in August 2020.

"Fingers crossed the right place is out there for us," she added.

The charity is looking for a location which offers approximately 300-350 square feet of dry space for "reasonable rent".

They also require access to a toilet and washbasin, as well as on-site parking as some items "are too heavy to carry over a long distance". 

An "additional bonus" would be access to a kitchen.

Tasha explained: "We would need to be able to store all our party supplies and be allowed to be there organising and packing orders and have volunteers help us."

CAN YOU HELP?

If you can assist Many Happy Returns in their hunt for a new space, please contact Tasha on manyhappyreturnsjersey@gmail.com or 07797 799761.

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