Nick Timson

Nick's fundraiser for Wave Cafe

Fundraising for Wave Cafe
£3,826
raised of £2,000 target
by 95 supporters
Trekking to Everest base camp, 24 March 2024
Wave Cafe

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RCN 1171421
We model social inclusion in community to change attitudes to learning disability

Story

Hi, I’m Nick and I am a London based architect, a passionate conservationist and a long term supporter of numerous charities. As a keen mountain scrambler, when I was invited by my business networking organisation to trek to Everest Base Camp I jumped at the chance as it is something that has been on my ‘bucket list’ for years.

My next thought was who should benefit from fundraising for my challenge and for me the choice was a no brainer. My wife Claire has been volunteering for this amazing community charity called the WAVE Hub Cafe in Muswell Hill. I have seen first hand the incredible environment they have created for people with and without learning disabilities.

The true spirit of WAVE Hub lies in supporting a model of community where all ages, backgrounds and abilities spend time together in a welcoming and fun environment that celebrates difference. The money that I raise through your support will directly contribute to the work of the WAVE Hub ensuring the doors remain open and life changing opportunities continue to expand.

Thank you for your kind support.

Nick

About the charity

Wave Cafe

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RCN 1171421
Wave Café is a vibrant, welcoming and fun place where people with and without learning disabilities can meet, socialise, and work together as equals. We want to help our community embrace the "we're all valued equally" ethos that underpins all Wave Café activities and remove the ‘service user’ model of inclusion. We do this by facilitating genuinely inclusive activities at our pop-up café in Muswell Hill, The United Reformed Church, London N10 3NU. Wave Café supports young adults with learning difficulties to develop life skills and gain work experience. We offer a number of internships for people with learning disabilities. We offer: - Tasty food and drink at a price point accessible to all - Creative activities to encourage mixed ability mixing, creating and socialising - A friendly, non-judgmental welcome to all, regardless of ability, age or background - A live example of a mixed ability staff team with opportunities - Partnerships with local learning disability provisions (as staff and as attendees). All are welcome to join our inclusive community café every Thursday 10am to 5pm for drinks, snacks, workspaces, art & craft, delicious healthy lunch, and a real community atmosphere.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,825.21
+ £843.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,825.21
Offline donations
£0.00

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