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Fire Appeal: Stir to Action

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On July 7th, an accidental fire in a neighbouring studio wiped out Stir to Action's  office in Bridport, Dorset – we lost everything. We estimate we've lost around £15,000 in magazine stock and archive, new office furniture, office computers, and paperwork. And, of course, the office!*

This loss has disrupted our whole organisation and recovering from the fire will delay selling our latest issue , which fortunately arrived a few days after the office went up in smoke, announcing our planned New Economy Programme  to train a 1000 people, and other current projects .

To see us through the next six months we're asking for support. We're not expecting to recover everything, but here are the basics that will help us get back on our feet!

What do we need financial support for?

- Office computers

- Office furniture and equipment: for day-to-day staff use and for workshops, evening classes, and other community events we plan to host over the next six months. We've already been offered free office space by a local organisation for the next three months!

- Magazine restock: we are looking to reprint 1,000 copies of the last four issues only, so we can sell them at events, conferences, and through our online shop.

- Printing next issue: The immediate challenge for our organisation is to fund and produce our next issue. Staying on our print schedule is not only important for our cash flow, it's also a symbol of our recovery. Our October issue will be themed on the communities and co-operation that arise during and after disasters and crises, and we’ll also run a series of nationwide events around the publication.

- Magazine archive recall: We’re looking to rebuild our print archive from our first issue, Spring 2013, to our 15th issue, Autumn 2016 (the remaining archive would be replenished by our restock print run). We are limiting our collection to 10 copies each for storage reasons. Please send a message on this page if you don’t mind giving up a few of your back issues!

- Time and patience as we rebuild and organise our upcoming New Economy Programme and other projects this summer and autumn :)

Thanks for your support and solidarity!
Jonny* and the Stir to Action  team

*As our former office building had multiple access, Stir to Action has never been able to get content insurance cover. There will be no insurance claim to cover the losses outlined above.

*Jonny Gordon-Farleigh is the Bridport-based fundraiser of this campaign and also the founder of Stir to Action, the organisation affected by the fire mentioned above. All funds will go directly to supporting Stir to Action.
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