Weʼve raised £500 to launch Liden Library Café, an exciting opportunity to help make The Open Door Centre sustainable
- Swindon, UK
- Funded on Friday, 16th November 2018
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The Open Door Centre exists to make a positive difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities, enabling our members to achieve their highest potential. All members are respected as adults and are given every opportunity to exercise their right to be heard. Open Door recognises that people with learning disabilities have the same needs as the rest of society – to learn, to undertake meaningful and fulfilling work and to socialise with a wide range of other people, but ultimately to exercise some control over their own lives.
An exciting opportunity!
We have been offered the chance to run a café within Liden Library, which we will set up with the support of Swindon Community Libraries Trust. We just need to raise enough money to buy some essential equipment and recruit a cook!
The project will provide great opportunities for our Members (and anyone else with a disability who would like to get involved). Volunteering in the café and library will develop skills and confidence that can lead to paid work.
The café will also provide a social space for the Liden Community.
Every penny counts!
We hope to raise £10,000 by 1st September so that we know we will be ready to go by the planned opening date at the start of October. Help us realise our dream to become a self sufficient charity for the benefit of learning disabled adults in Swindon.
- 8 months ago
Susan Pearson8 months ago
Thanks to everyone who has supported us via JustGiving or otherwise - we have recruited a cook, Carrie, and we're on plan to open the café on 1st October. We'll keep you posted and look forward to seeing you at the café soon!
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Aug 19, 2018
Aideen & Ian Forsyth
Aug 18, 2018
Good Luck to all involved with this project.
Aug 17, 2018
Good man. Keep going
Aug 17, 2018
Thanks to Charlotte for bringing this to our attention! Good luck.
Aug 15, 2018
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Aug 4, 2018
You make such a huge difference and i know my cousin has enjoyed lots of opportunities with you guys!! Hope you reach your target xx
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