Ottery plastic-free shop celebrates reaching Crowdfunding total

Dan Prince and Alice Bardwell with their two children Hugo and Matilda. Picture: Gabrielle Sweet

Dan Prince and Alice Bardwell with their two children Hugo and Matilda. Picture: Gabrielle Sweet - Credit: Archant

Generous donors are helping an Ottery couple move closer to opening their shop doors after helping them hit their Crowdfunder total.

Dan Prince and Alice Bardwell launched a £20,000 campaign to secure backing for Fillfull, a plastic-free shop and community hub, and had 30 days to make their dream a reality.

With their August 2 deadline looming and close to losing all the money raised so far, the crowdfunding website allowed them to reduce their total.

The unusual move meant donation could continue in to take the business past its £3,500 target.

The family used the remaining time to ‘stretch’ the total to secure as much extra total as possible.


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Alice said: “Normally Crowdfunder wouldn’t do it [reduce the total] so we are lucky.

“94 people have come forward and pledged the money. We are totally thankful to everybody, its amazing that people have come forward because they didn’t have to do anything.”

The Crowfunding website is still open until 8.20pm on August 10, to donate visit their page here.

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