Artisan’s Donation Day Asks London Coffee Lovers To Help Raise £10,000
South West London Coffee Company To Raise Funds For Ugandan Community Who Inspired The Business’ Success.
Fans of South West London coffee company Artisan can help the company raise funds for the small community in Uganda which inspired its success. On Wednesday 7th September, customers of their Putney, Stamford Brook, East Sheen and Ealing sites will not be charged but instead asked to donate straight into the charity buckets. Owners Edwin and Magda Harrison helped build a community college whilst volunteering in Uganda, which inspired them to write their business plan which today results in four coffee shops and a training school. The event is a way to give thanks by raising £10,000 which will extend the college building and accommodate more students.
Even the coffee industry has kindly backed the efforts to raise funds for the local community in Uganda, donating their supplies free for the day including Allpress (coffee), Allan Reader (milk/diary), Seven Seeded (pastries and bread) The Artisan Bakery (muffins) and Cake Lovers Ltd (cakes). Finally Artisan’s own staff will donate their time and work for free for this event across all four sites in Putney, Stamford Brook, Ealing and East Sheen in a solid effort of collaboration and charity.
“Seeing the coffee growing process first-hand and the challenges faced by the poorest communities in Uganda, we were inspired to dream and think big!” says Artisan owner Edwin Harrison. “We developed and planned the vision for Artisan and we are truly humbled by its success.”
“We hope our loyal and wonderful customers will help join us as we pay thanks back the roots of our inspiration, and continue the work to provide education and training to those in much need.” Edwin continued.
The proceeds will go directly to a small local community charity – LIDEFO (Liberty Development Foundation) whose aim is to economically empower people and offer quality services that enhance income-generating activities and sustainable rural livelihoods. Artisan owners Edwin and Magda Harrison undertook a year’s voluntary work with the charity to develop a sustainable business model to train local beekeepers as well as help raise money and build Liberty College.
From one class outside a tree and 30 students to four teaching rooms on their own property and over 300 students, the college offers occupational opportunities for the youth and women aged between 18-30 providing them with certificates and diplomas in various fields such as journalism, accountancy, catering and hotel management and tourism to name a few. The funds raised from Artisan’s Donation Day will help build another storey and four classrooms on top of the existing build which will accommodate a further 200 students.
Original classroom with Magda teaching then the New college building and Edwin teaching class
For further information on Artisan’s locations for Donation Day please visit www.artisancoffee.co.uk or follow the team on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
For more information on LIDEFO Charity visit www.lidefo.net
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