When the government announced that the UK would go into lockdown on March 23rd 2020, non essential businesses that were made to close were given support via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which allowed them to keep their staff by paying 80% of employees wages, also eligible businesses were entitled to receive support of up to £25,000 under the Retail. Hospitality and Leisure Grant.
For many businesses including pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues this has been helpful, as they have been allowed to reopen since the 4th of July with social distancing measures in place. However, with the Job retention (furlough scheme) ending on the 31st of October and the grant many businesses received most likely used by now to cover expenses, nightclubs that are still not allowed to reopen are going to very much struggle, and some may need to close altogether if they do not receive further support. The government is failing nightclubs because not only are they currently not receiving additional support that they will need, but they are also completely left in the dark as to when it will be possible they will even be allowed to reopen.
If The Planet Nightclub were to ever be forced to close this would have a huge impact on the city, seeing as Wolverhampton is very much known for its rock community and many people have enjoyed coming over the years. We simply cannot allow this to happen.
Ideally we hope you will be as generous as possible to help us achieve the financial target and would kindly donate what you would normally spend on a night out.
The money donated will be used only to cover rent and insurance going forward for 6 months.
They money will go to Michael Ansell who runs Planet Nightclub.
The first night Planet nightclub reopens will be only for the people who have donated, before it opens up to the general public.
You will also have free entry for the night.
This is all to show our appreciation for the support!
Organiser and beneficiary
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