Silly Billy’s is one of the few places in and around Hebden that has sledges. It is snowing now and may well continue overnight, if you want a sledge then please get in touch with us.
Sledges will cost you £10 and we can meet you in Hebden Bridge tomorrow (Sunday 17th Jan 2016) with a sledge should you want one.
Florida based illustrator and artist James Hance just combined Star Wars with Winnie the Pooh. Titled “Wookie the Chew,” Hance’s illustrations reimagine Chewbacca as Pooh Bear and Eeyore as an Imperial Walker, along other crossovers.
But that’s not all. Hance has also just released an audio book of the story! Be sure to check out his website to see more of his work, or Etsy, where you can buy some of these unique, “Wookie the Chew” prints.
Launching today (Friday 15th January 2015) at 12:26pm, the campaign is headed up by Business for Calderdale and supported by other business groups in the area. Over 70 businesses are taking part in the scheme, ranging from high street shops to professional services and firms in the industrial sector, many of which are still unable to open.
Crowdfunding initiatives are different from traditional charity donations as they allow people to not only donate, but also to buy rewards. The rewards will include products showcasing the businesses involved, “money can’t buy” experiences, alongside a Hebden Supporters Card offering a 20% discount in a number of shops in the town, and various other perks.
The money raised by the campaign will be shared between all the businesses taking part in the scheme.
Bill Deakin, Proprietor, at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, said, “The Boxing Day floods have massively impacted on our business as well as many others in the area. We received great support during the clean up operation but now we need funding to get back on our feet. We are pleased and thankful to be taking part in the Calderdale Rising Crowdfunding scheme and we hope that many people will get behind ourselves and our fellow businesses to help raise the funds we so desperately need.”
The Calderdale region, particularly areas such as; Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Copley, Brighouse, Elland, Sowerby Bridge and Mytholmroyd were devastated by the flooding and still require funds and services to help them re-establish. So far, fundraising for the 2,573 residents, co-ordinated through Community Foundation for Calderdale, has exceeded £700,000, which is expected to be matched, pound for pound, through the Government’s match funding scheme.
People have been curious as to where Silly Billy’s is relocating to. The new shop is not very far away from where the old shop was, in fact our new shop is only across the river from the Wavey Steps at Bridge Gate. It is not yet finished and we hope to be there in March 2016.
Our Pop Up Shop is open at the following times: Thursday 3pm til 430pm Friday 3pm til 430pm Saturday 10am til 4pm
We would like to thank everyone that has helped us over this difficult period and anything we can do for you in return just get in touch. In the interim we are happy to be involved with #calderdalerising which should hopefully help out many small businesses that are in a difficult position as a result of the Boxing Day Floods
We have a pop up shop opening on Saturday 9th January 2015 at the bottom of Albert Street in Hebden Bridge, we are sure you will be able to find us.
Bill has been working tirelessly coordinating with suppliers and securing the new premises and much has been going on behind the scenes. Our new shop location has been revealed as some of you may already know. For those who don’t know I will be writing a post about our new shop in the near future.
The pop up shop will have some select lines in it and we are hoping anything that we don’t have that you may want, we might be able to find in storage.
In the mean time we are also selling some Lego on Auction in our Ebay Shop, please bid if you like Lego as it would really help us out. As we have not been trading for the past two weeks.
Silly Billy’s Pop Up Shop will be open This Saturday 10am until 4pm.