Despite not having seen each other in close to four weeks now(!), the Kingdom & Sparrow team are pulling together more than ever. We’ve been thinking of ways we can help our local community – this Easter many local businesses will be feeling the pinch left by a lack of tourists, especially considering the stunning weather that Falmouth has been basking in.
As a team, we’ve been missing all our regular outings – to the pub, to life drawing classes, and going for lunch – and it’s evident others are feeling the same. So, one of our designers, Jo, and her friend and freelance marketer Emma, came up with the brilliant idea of a website that was effectively a really simple directory of all local shops, eateries and beyond who are still operating via takeaways, virtual classes and pick ups.
This site would also include a section for businesses providing more luxury items and services who need a little promotional boost themselves, like photographers, florists, jewellery makers and gardeners. In addition, it would offer up helplines and services for anyone struggling with the loneliness of lockdown, and, of course, the site wouldn’t be complete without a whole section dedicated to benefits and offers for our NHS and Key Workers.
And so, Helpfal was born. With input from the rest of the team, some cracking illustrations from Holly and eye-catching animations from Chris, and a few days of hard work, Helpfal is almost ready to go live. The Instagram page is set up for businesses to submit their details and to get the word out to local residents, with the website following soon after. It’s been wonderful to see the team working on new skills and putting their time into such a thoughtful project.
We’re so proud to be a part of such a brilliant community initiative and are hoping that this site will connect businesses back to their local customers and customers with their favourite Falmouth products. If you’re a business in the Falmouth/Penryn area, and would like to put your details on the site then please do pop an email over to the address below. All listings are totally free – this is a project aimed at helping our local community through the struggle we’re all currently facing, nothing more, nothing less.
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