Crowdfunding Our Way Into 2022.

Monday, 17th January, 2022

Today might be ‘Blue Monday’ – the so-called “most depressing day of the year,” – thanks to the post-holiday blues, feelings of guilt over abandoned New Year’s resolutions and the cold weather (not to mention C*v*d!)……BUT, we’ve got the perfect antidote….so grab your favourite brew and CLICK HERE to watch and hear 4 minutes of life-changing and transformative stories that YOU’VE made happen.

It’s YOUR support, involvement and participation that’s already enabled us to have a significant impact on the lives of young adults in our community in a very short time – THANK YOU.

So….what’s next? It’s time to expand – to do MORE of the same – but we need your help to make young people’s lives brighter in these difficult times.

Our first Crowdfunder in 2020 smashed its target and helped fund our Pilot, which demonstrated without any doubt that The Pearl Exchange is needed, is valued and will achieve so much more.

So, we are launching another Crowdfunder and we need YOU to help us make it bigger, brighter, bolder….are you in?!

There are some great rewards in exchange for your pledges and if you aren’t able to pledge, please share with your social network.

Our target is £48,000 by the end of February – let’s do this!

To find out more, head to

"Please back our Crowdfunder and help us to deliver a programme that will CREATE, NURTURE, INSPIRE."

How your pledge will help:

Your support, your involvement and your participation is what keeps us going – can you pledge to our Crowdfunder and help us achieve even more in 2022? With the money pledged, we’ll be able to:

∙ expand our reach enabling us to engage with even more young adults

∙ continue to provide much-need FREE counselling therapy without long waiting lists and expense

∙ provide our team with mental health training so they can understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options available

∙ run our creative programme on a long-term basis and bring more creative thinkers, makers and creators to our hub to inspire our community.

"We'll Be Posting Regular Updates On Our Crowdfunding Progress As Well As Spotlighting Some Of The Great Rewards Available On Our Socials Over The Next Few Weeks. We'll Also Be Sharing Some Of Our Community's Favourite Music, Films, Books, Podcasts, Recipes, Walks, And Much More Besides - Watch This Space!"

But for now, we leave you with this Blues Bustin’ Playlist made especially for us by Pearl Exchanger, Chris Coates, who can always be relied upon to share musical joy and is also a dab hand with a sewing machine. A regular at our ‘Arty Friday’s’, he handmade these sensational towelling beach pants with a velvet underlay – we can’t wait to see him rocking these on Bude’s sandy catwalk this summer!



With love, hope and gratitude, The Pearl Exchange x