Dream Project Brewing After Crowdfunder Target Smashed
Thursday 18th March, 2021
An award-winning brewery based at Newham and the Port of Truro is toasting an exciting future after a fundraising campaign to secure its long-term success smashed its target within four days.
announced the Crowdfunder campaign earlier this month to help the independent brewery
survive until the pubs reopen again – which in many cases won’t be until May. Owned by husband and wife
team Steve and Elaine Skinner, the brewery was in a transitional phase when
Covid-19 hit, leaving it uniquely vulnerable - even in the struggling brewing
Skinner’s, creators of some of Cornwall’s best-loved beers,
including Betty Stogs, Porthleven and Lushington’s, hoped to raise £100,000 but
they reached this target within days after thousands of people donated cash.
And they have now decided to use any extra money to create a dream project at
their Newham home.
Steve and Elaine
said: “With any extra cash we now raise on Crowdfunder, we want to create an
outdoor dining and drinking space by the waterside here in Newham, where locals
and visitors to the brewery can come and eat, drink, socialise and party on a
pop-up food outlets, our freshest brews on tap, and regular live music events –
all within striking distance of the city centre. The plan will not only create
a buzzing new social space in Truro – much needed we feel – but also create
jobs and opportunities for others, including Cornwall’s amazing food businesses
and the music performers who have struggled throughout the pandemic.”
brewery is still digesting the news that supporters across the county and
beyond have dug deep to help the business, left struggling by the impact of
Covid-19 on the hospitality industry.
campaign was initially launched to support the day-to-day operation of the brewery
until May, allowing the team to start brewing a wider range of beers once again
and purchase a canning line to open up a whole new world of possibilities for
the band of ambitious brewers.
Thrilled with the public’s
response, the Skinner’s team added that: “Not only have supporters understood the
difficulties we face in these times, but they have supported and shared our
campaign with a generosity beyond our wildest dreams.”
The fundraising campaign is
still going strong with rewards available for those offering larger donations
including beer for a year, merchandise, discounts and tickets to the launch
party of the new outdoor dining space at Newham.
information about Skinner’s and its fundraising campaign, visit