Run by wife-and-wife duo Kiera and Aimie, Feel Good Club is a coffee shop with a difference
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
Manchester’s Wellbeing focussed café, Feel Good Club, opened their doors just before the tier three lockdown began in the city, and have continued to provide takeaway coffee, food, and support in what is one of the hardest times in history for everyone.
The Wellbeing coffee space has given so much support to Manchester’s community, plus internationally via their Instagram to their 100K+ followers.
They were unfortunately ineligible for any of the government grants, including the furlough scheme, despite their staff being on the payroll before the 30th.
Married couple Kiera and Aimie who run the shop have gone above and beyond to provide support to those struggling during this difficult time, and all of their staff are trained in mental health first aid to help everyone who steps through the doors.
They said in a statement: “We opened our wellbeing coffee shop and bar in Manchester’s northern quarter on 17 October, in the midst of a pandemic. We took a risk because we know what we do and the space we created is needed now more than ever.
Why we need your help? Three days in, we were hit by a tier three lockdown. Two weeks in came the national lockdown. This wasn’t a shock to us, of course we had prepared ourselves for it, opening in such an uncertain time.
What we didn’t prepare ourselves for was no government support. We’ve sadly been told we are ineligible for the furlough scheme despite having our team on payroll before the deadline and we also can’t benefit from any of the other grants.
The only thing we can do now is get our case in front of those who can make a change, e.g our local MP’s.
We’re not asking for crowdfunding of any monetary donations. All we want is to get as many eyes on this as possible so we can get the support we feel we are entitled to so we can continue to support our community in the way we set out to.”
Feel Good Club exists to remind people that we are all just humans. Two wives on a mission to support you in becoming your best and happiest self – not just a brand, but a community of people who are normalising the conversation around mental health and feelings in general.
Head over to the website if you can support Feel Good Club and the fantastic work they are doing during lockdown.
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