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A Muddy call to arms

The escalation of you-know-what means our beloved local businesses are battling to survive - but we have some ideas to help. Ready, steady, support!

Well, things are a bit weird right now, aren’t they?! And while I want to ring-fence Muddy as a coronavirus-free haven to distract, cheer up, and entertain you all during the coming weeks, we can’t ignore what’s happening around us.

As you know, we’ve always been massively passionate about championing the best local independent businesses at Muddy. And while we know that we are now being strongly encouraged to hunker down at home, we also know that so many brilliant local businesses are now struggling.

So let’s think laterally about how we can do help them. Don’t fancy sitting in a café? You could always order a takeaway coffee and brownie. Not in the mood to go out for dinner? Buy a voucher now from your favourite restaurant to use at a later date. Theatre trip or arts event cancelled?

Consider not seeking a ticket refund so that donation goes towards keeping your local cultural hub in business. Order your flowers over the phone, shop online at your favourite boutique, visit your local farmer’s market (less stockpiling and better quality produce) or get your nails done at your house.

These beloved local luminaries are facing unprecedented tough times so let’s make sure we do all we can to help them. Use it or lose it, right?

And let us know if you have any other ideas for supporting your local favourites across Cornwall, we’re all ears, and will do all we can to help.

Love, Rachel

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4 comments on “A Muddy call to arms”

  • Natalie Watts March 17, 2020

    From a pub owner (Travellers Rest, Trevarrian) who won your Muddy Award in 2018. Thank you for your positive post. We have a tough road ahead but we very appreciate your support ❤️

    Good Luck to all those small business that are going to struggle and may we all come out of this with our health and our businesses in tact ❤️

  • Ellie Michell March 18, 2020

    I’m compiling a directory of Cornish food & drink producers who will deliver, and restaurants which are serving takeaway menus. Updated regularly so please feel free to send me news!

    • rachelbuchanan March 20, 2020

      Thanks Ellie, we have a similar post coming soon, so will send over anything that isn’t on yours and vice-versa. x

  • Brian and Judi Green March 18, 2020

    Believe in the power of art.

    From gallerists (Tregony Gallery, Tregony in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula) who have been shortlisted for the past two years ‘ Best Gallery in Cornwall ‘ 2018/19. Thank you for your inspired post. Firstly, our thoughts are with those directly affected and those who have friends or family members affected by the situation. At Tregony Gallery, we are closely monitoring how
    COVID-19 is impacting the art industry, we’re committed to helping our collectors connect with works that they love and supporting our artists in such an unprecedented moment for the world and for the arts and culture community. While our front door is temporarily closed, we are open in other ways- ‘By appointment only’ just call 07496 953471 during office hours and of course online Thank you for your support.


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