A number of you have asked how you can help us at Yellowave get through the current Covid-19 crisis and remain a viable business. It didn't seem right to simply ask for donations. So instead we thought we could set up a fund you can donate to, which we could use towards weekday court time for schools and not-for-profit organisations. This would benefit Yellowave by bringing in income at off peak times, once the crisis is over, and allow schools and organisations, who may not be able to afford to hire courts, the opportunity to get on the sand. Thank you to all of you who have sent kind words. And by no means do we have any expectations for donations.
As you can imagine we have just had far greater losses than we usually do over the last 6 months. This has been due to the terribly wet and windy winter. We were however hopeful that we could make this up in April-Sept, our key months. From Sept-Feb we make a loss. In terms of income, to simply break even on the whole financial year we need to take £50K/month in April/May/June to just balance the books over the whole year. In terms of finances the crisis has come at the worst time possible. However there are other things you guys can do to help.
1. You could buy credit now and we will attach it to your account for use at a later time. This helps us with cash flow.
2. If you are not self-isolating you could carry on coming to Yellowave (obviously only if government advice says this is still ok to do).
3. You could donate to the above fund and know you will be giving the opportunity to play beach volleyball to some really worthy participants.
4. When all things Covid-19 calm down, you could come back to Yellowave and book in on every tournament and coaching session you can find!
Of course there are a lot of people and businesses in a similar situation and we wouldn't have suggested this fund if so many of you hadn't asked. Anything you can do is wonderful and we thank you for all your support and kindness during these tricky times.
- tommy tee
- Lou & George Rose
- Sarah Donnelly
- Alexandra Ward
- Jonny Abel