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Cambridge Coffee

£7,407 of £9,000 goal

Raised by 403 people in 10 months
I'm Jonjo a familiar face in Cambridge. I have been selling the Big Issue in Cambridge city centre for nearly 4 years though I feel I am capable of so much more. Many people will recognise me for my strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit. I ask that you consider donating generously to help get Cambridge Coffee off the ground.  I'm raising this money to help fund the construction of my coffee trike, which I hope to have ready as soon as I have the time and money. With your help, you could be buying Cambridge Coffee from me in the near future!
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Hello everyone. I injured my ankle so was out of action for around two months which was a set back. On the up side I have had the power assist added to my trike so that when it is fully loaded I will be able to peddle it to where it needs to go. I have decided to not actively promote my business plan until the start of next year, while I really appreciate the money that goes into my gofundme it has an adverse effect on the money I make selling the big issue in the way that people put money into the gofundme and not buy the magazine. From now until the start of next year I will be concentrating on making money solely with the big issue because I am low on personal money in which I need to live on, pay rent and bills. I hope everyone can bare with me during this difficult period, I am still struggling with my ankle which I hope will heal. The plan is still the only thing on my mind every day. I believe in Cambridge Coffee. It takes a lot of planning, time, and money to get my business up and running, alot more than I initially thought. Though I am steadfast! and I will make this work! My future does not belong with the big issue. I am determined to becoming a successful businessman and I am really looking forward to making Coffee for you all. Thank you everyone for your support. I really appreciate everyone contributions. If you could all share my gofundme me again it would be much appreciated. Thanks again.

Jonjo
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Hello everybody. Thank you for all your kind donations!
Just a quick update to let you know that I am in the process of having a electric power assist put on my trike. Until I have done this I don't feel comfortable having the box made on the back.
As you may have noticed I havnt been on my pitch selling the big issue recently. I have had some health problems, though I will be back soon.

Thanks again

Jonjo
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£4117 brilliant!

I have been to see the engineering company who are making the box to give them the design that I want them to make. They are in the process of making a computer aided design which they will send to me. Once I recieve and review the design and am happy with it I will ask them to make the box.

Thank you all for your generous donations!

Jonjo
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Thank you everbody the response is amazing! £2637!! I am near to having enough money to have the box built. So Monday I will make final plans and measurements so that on Tuesday I can commission the building of the box. I expect it will take a couple of months to build. I would have had them start sooner though I was worried about being able to make the three thousand pounds which it will cost. I am confident that I will achieve the three thousand goal so I am going ahead now. Once the box is done and has Cambridge Coffee written on it I hope that it will let people know that I'm serious and I can take a photo to show the progress which will lead to even greater interest in my campaign.

I'm hoping that in the time it takes to make the box that I will have raised a good part of the funds in which I need to complete the Coffee Trike. The next stage will be the most costly, the inner workings and the actual expresso machine. I will still carry on raising the target amount as I get near to reaching it, so that i am setting achieveable goals. The inner workings include a high capacity leisure battery, a power converter, a high pressure pump, a flowjet water pump, various connectors and tubing for water and gas, a fused circuit breaker/switch board, a fridge/freezer, water tank and gas bottle. I will also be needing a grinder and a blender. Once I have everything setup and ready only then can I have the expresso machine fitted which will be the most expensive single item.

I understand that all sounds very complicated though I have researched this in great depth. I will not cut corners and will make this Cambridge Coffee Trike the best of its kind!

Another thing that I really want to do if I can raise the funds is to have only re-usable cups. I can source re-usable cups in 12oz and 16oz in bulk for 75p each, if you take off the latte levy that will be coming in, then that reduces them effectively to 50p then if you bring your own cup or one of the re-usable cups back then I will take another 50p off the cost of a drink. I want to be environmentally friendly and also encourage repeat custom. Also having re-usable cups will encourage tourists to buy from me because on the cup will have written Cambridge Coffee and logo which could make a nice souvanier!

Thank you very much for your support everyone! I am so happy to be making progress, like a light at the end of a long Big Issue selling tunnel.

Jonjo :)
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