Who is behind Planet B?
Hi, I’m Leigh and I will be opening the new single use plastic alternative store in Rawtenstall, Planet B!
I’m also known as LilRockit, a DJ based in Crawshawbooth that is set out to make a difference.
Already I am an ambassador for ACS Custom and Plug Em who spread the word about, and, promotes safe hearing and the importance of protecting your ears from tinnitus in festival and club environment.
I founded and run a charity with my family Purple Heart Wishes which grants wishes for adults over the age of 18 all across the UK.
I love to promote female equality in the music industry especially when it comes to being a DJ.
And I am now about to embark on my 4th venture of making a difference with something I have been wanting to do for the last year - open a plastic free shop.
My personal plastic free journey started last year and it’s become even more needed after a shocking experience in America. I was given the opportunity to get some work experience with the wonderful One Small Step in Altrincham between festivals and shows which helped to confirm my idea of opening a shop in my local town to help others have the option of shopping plastic free.
Why do I need to Crowdfund?
There are just a couple of simple reasons why I need your help crowdfunding:
- To help towards the purchase of a good quality set of scales - to ensure that customers are able to have an enjoyable and smooth experience whilst in store.
- To help lower any initial startup costs and release pressure on loan repayments - with small businesses struggling to stay open due to the rising costs of wholesale products, services and rents, this would help towards ensuring Planet B remains open to the local community.
That’s it! I’m not a greedy person, and I’m only asking for the help that I need help with, nothing more.
As a DJ, you have the option to make a difference with all of the exposure you can give, so why wouldn’t I take the opportunity to make a change and help the planet?
I look forward to making the change with you all, and I thank you for your support in this journey