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Work-life skills for a better future

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Urgent Appeal - Donations needed to help us raise the final £2500 to complete our van conversion, if you can help, please click on the 'donate' button above. Thank you!


What is it?

 

 

We are a Berkshire-based not-for-profit community interest company formed to set up a coffee van to teach life skills to young people with severe/specific learning disabilities. 

There is a huge need for social enterprises like this in the U.K to focus on what our young people CAN DO to make a contribution to society, whilst increasing their independence, reducing social isolation, and contributing to good mental health.

 

We believe young people with learning disabilities have the right to work, to have the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts and to live life to the full

Transforming Lives

The butterfly has one of the most fascinating life cycles of all creatures. Before growing into an adult, it goes through various stages, with each stage having a different goal. The final goal is the transformation into a beautiful butterfly that's ready to share it's beauty with the world. 

The butterfly is a great symbol for change, transition, adaptation, and growth and a fitting analogy to the many stages that our children need to go through to learn the skills they need to become functional adults in the wider world. The skills that they will learn in our café will help them with this transformation.

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Latest News

 
  • 27th Aug 21 - Our story is featured in the Reading Chronicle

  • 2nd Sept 21 - Fundraising reached £10000! (total funds needed are £30k)

  • 12th Sept 21 - Jennie went on Radio Berkshire. 

  • 5th October 21 - Tickets for fireworks display available to book. Organisers, The Lions Club will make a donation to us for every ticket sold through our link. 

  • 15th October 21 - Coffee morning at The Avenue School - £180 raised!

  • 18th October 21 - Persimmon Homes Community Champions have awarded us £1000! 

  • 12th November 21 - £105 raised at another coffee morning at The Avenue School.

  • 19th November 21 - Berkshire Community Foundation have awarded us £1000 - such wonderful news!

  • 7th December 21 - Huge thanks to Sovereign Housing who are donating £3049!

  • 11th December 21 - The raffle draw with the Mayor of Reading. Please click photo below for more information.

  • January 22 - Greenham Trust have given us £1000 on behalf of The Peter Baker Foundation. Thank you so much!

  • February 22 -Amazing news! We have been awarded £9999 by The National Lottery's Community Fund!!!

  • April 22 - We have purchased a van! Woo Hoo! Our van is now with the wonderful Food Truck Masters awaiting conversion.

  • May 22 - Greenham Trust have donated £850! Thank you again!