A couple from Radlett have organised a community fund to help support the struggling businesses on the High Street, after many have been damaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
Alice-Emma Starr and her husband Ben were keen to think of a way that could bring the community together to help back the ‘support local businesses’ cause and set an audacious target of £50,000 that would be split equally between each shop on the high street that has been forced to close.
They have managed to get some benefactors to come together as well that has guaranteed to match whatever is donated, with the campaign set to end on February 12.
As it stands, more than £3,500 has been raised.
Speaking to RadlettNews, Ben said: “Our bustling village has become something of a ghost town which breaks my hear as I’ve lived here all my life, had an office her for 11 years and remember spending all my paperboy earnings with The Chocolate Box on their penny sweets.
“This page is for Radlett residents to donate to their high street. Some lovely benefactors have come together to match whatever is donated.
“The community of Radlett has been very supportive of the idea so far, and we’re hoping that what we are able to raise can go a long way to supporting the businesses who need it.”
If you’re interested in the cause, head to gofundme.com/f/supporting-radlett-high-street