Bespoke gift sets and hampers from a social enterprise which supports parents at vulnerable times, and donates to amazing charities.

Apples & Pips

Apples & Pips

This project is also looking for cash in return for rewards

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A thank you for believing in my pitch and a Think Positive mug

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A thank you for believing in my pitch and a £10 voucher for Apples & Pips, and a Think Positive mug.

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A thank you for believing in my pitch, and a £50 hamper with your choice of products.

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A thank you for believing in my pitch, a hamper filled with products of your choice, a £50 donation to the charity of your choice, and a boat trip on Rutland Water

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All of the above PLUS: - Your favourite slogan/motto on our next mug range (can’t be under copyright) - Lunch with the owners and charity partners - An apple tree to plant (can be done on your behalf)

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Pledge £5,000

All of the above PLUS: - Named as a partner on all Apples & Pips training courses for parents retraining after having babies - Graphic design and content management consultation and work for your business, for the rest of 2018

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Apples & Pips - Gifts that keep on giving

The What

As a mum-of-2 I have rather rapidly discovered the products that I do and don't need in parenthood, the ones that are amazing and the ones that are useless. Thus, Apples & Pips was born.

I hand-pick the best products from small and medium sized UK brands, as well as creating my own ranges of slogan products which are hand designed by my husband, however my shop goes so much further than simply selling nice products.

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The Why and How

As someone who struggled with fertility before having children, who has been overwhelmed by parenthood, who has suffered with postnatal depression, who is passionate about helping others, Apples & Pips is a shop with a unique spirit and ethos.

From the beginning I have donated 10% of my profits to the charity MAMA Academy, and now with the development of my parent and baby gift sets, I happily donate £1 from the sale of each one to a relevant charity; mental health, fertility, premature baby care, breastfeeding support.

In the summer of 2017 I also started handing out notes and gift vouchers to parents I saw out and about - a little reminder that even when their child is screaming in the supermarket, or they're too tired to string a sentence together, they're still superheroes. I'm only one person living in one area, so in January 2018 I rolled the kindness scheme out nationwide by sending bulk packages of notes and vouchers out to mums across the UK who had signed up to help me spread the love and support.

This is Apples & Pips. A shop, a community, a supportive ethos.

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The What Next

As my business grows, my dream is to be able to provide paid on-the-job training in e-commerce, copywriting, social media marketing, and bookkeeping, to women who are in inflexible and family unfriendly jobs, desperate for a change. 

 Any funding I am fortunate enough to receive will go towards this, as well as further design of my eco-friendly positive affirmations and self care products, which in turn mean supporting a fellow small business owner as my printer, and further donations to amazing charities as my sales grow. 

Why Me? 

I took a situation I was unhappy with, I created a business, I have done everything myself with minimal expenditure and zero funding. I’ve taken this business, this social enterprise, to a point at which it is becoming known for a philanthropic philosophy and a true, genuine desire to help and support. 

Part of this, is knowing when to ask for help and support myself. I can only do so much and every penny raised here will go into developing everything that makes Apples & Pips, Apples & Pips.

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Choose a reward

Pledge £10

A thank you for believing in my pitch and a Think Positive mug

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Pledge £20

A thank you for believing in my pitch and a £10 voucher for Apples & Pips, and a Think Positive mug.

2 backers so far

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Pledge £50

A thank you for believing in my pitch, and a £50 hamper with your choice of products.

1 backer so far

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Pledge £500

A thank you for believing in my pitch, a hamper filled with products of your choice, a £50 donation to the charity of your choice, and a boat trip on Rutland Water

0 backers so far

Select Reward

Pledge £1,000

All of the above PLUS: - Your favourite slogan/motto on our next mug range (can’t be under copyright) - Lunch with the owners and charity partners - An apple tree to plant (can be done on your behalf)

0 backers so far

Select Reward

Pledge £5,000

All of the above PLUS: - Named as a partner on all Apples & Pips training courses for parents retraining after having babies - Graphic design and content management consultation and work for your business, for the rest of 2018

0 backers so far

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