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£130raised of £17,000 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £130 to start up a vibrant Youth Cafe in Botley, Oxford, because our Young People need a nurturing place to socialise, develop skills and thrive.

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    Botley, Oxford, UK
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    Funded on Wednesday, 4th January 2017

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    We want to open a Youth Cafe called Branches, for young people aged 12 - 18 in Botley, Oxford. Currently there are no services for young people and there is no safe place for them to hang out and try to develop their talents and interests. The vision is that young people will come into the Café after school and at weekends and find a safe, welcoming and friendly atmosphere where they can socialise and be fed and watered. From there, they can get involved at different levels in the running of the Café as Young Volunteers and start to learn skills and develop interests. They might help out serving and waiting on tables, or they might start to train in the kitchen and gain work experience in catering or customer service. They can also be supported in developing their own ideas. As the staff team is led by qualified youth workers, those young people who need more support or have a higher level of need will be particularly encouraged and enabled to become active members. We believe that young people should be a valued and integrated part of our community, and given the opportunity to shine and show the positive contributions they can make, and be helped to find skilled safe local mentors to guide them.
    We have a premises to work from and donations will contribute towards equipping the kitchen, furnishing the café area, and creating a well-resourced project room. We have already got some of the money from grant funders that we need to match, but also for all those essential things that don’t fit into usual funding bids (like washing up liquid!) and employing someone to keep it all operational.

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    • Dave Goodspeed

      Dave Goodspeed

      9 months ago

      Dave Goodspeed

      Sat. Sept 10th.Today we are launching the Branches Bandwagon, to raise our profile in the community and sell some home baked locally sourced cakes etc to raise a bit of money. That will include publicising this page. - who will be the first to donate? Find us in the West Way precinct from 2-4 this afternoon. A big thanks to everyone who has baked for us. Dave and Diane

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    6

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 28, 2016

      Fantastic to see this community initiative for young people in Botley! Thank you and good luck!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 22, 2016

      We need more services like this in Oxford!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2016

      Hope this can get off the ground soon.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 10, 2016

      Botley desperately needs more for teenagers to do and this project has huge potential. Very happy to support.

      £20.00

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    Dave Goodspeed

    Dave Goodspeed

    Botley, Oxford, UK

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