#Let'sEatTogether at Café Cornell

by Enterprise East in Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,140

raised so far

49

supporters

We want to tackle social isolation in our local area, by organising free community meals at Christmas, Easter, and throughout the year.

by Enterprise East in Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 9th November 2022 we'd raised £4,000 with 42 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

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Who are we?
Enterprise East are helping to tackle social isolation and employment barriers in our community. We support individuals who face these challenges, offering opportunities to build confidence and self-belief through some exceptional learning experiences. This is particularly relevant for beneficiaries with complex lives or additional support needs such as disability, poor mental health, refugees, addiction, care leavers, ex-offenders, veterans, single parents, and people who are homeless. Our aim is to improve the lives of those on the margins of our society, to become more integrated through our projects.

Let's Eat Together!

Loneliness is a serious epidemic, made even worse by the effects of Covid lockdowns. We want to do our bit to promote togetherness and reduce isolation in our community. To start with, this Christmas Day, anyone who would otherwise be alone is invited for a free Christmas dinner, complete with music, presents, and festive fun!

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Last year we wanted to do this, but the Omicron resurgence of Covid forced a change of plans. Instead, our volunteers prepared over seventy parcels of hot food, warm clothes, and festive presents for those who were planning to join us. We delivered these in person, making sure everyone at least got to see a friendly face and have a chat on Christmas Day.

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Earlier this year we hosted a free Easter lunch and a Jubilee afternoon tea party, the latter of which had over 100 participants! This stretched our venue, volunteers and resources to their absolute limits, but we all did our best to provide a joyous experience for everyone.

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With your help, we want to continue to do this, and on an even greater scale. With funding we could afford to make and serve more meals, more frequently, and even change venues to accommodate as many people as possible!

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Personalised thank you video

Receive a special, personalised thank you video message from us and our students!

£5 or more

Thank you!

Thank you so much for supporting our work!

£25 or more

Sweet Cone

Receive a "sweet cone", made by our very own students and full of delicious goodies! (UK shipping only)

£30 or more

Enabling Angels

An "Enabling Angels" suncatcher, hand-made by our students (UK shipping only)

£100 or more

Afternoon tea for two

Receive a voucher to come to our community Cafe in Saffron Walden and have a full afternoon tea for two, featuring delicious sandwiches, scones, specialist teas, and sweet treats.

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