FIVE charitable organisations are set to share in a £1,000 cash windfall, thanks to Aberdeen-based Caber Coffee.
Community Food Initiative North East (CFINE), Restart Orkney, Childcare@home Aberdeenshire, Create Aberdeen and Ochil Leisure Enterprises have all shared in the pay-out which has been made possible thanks to the generosity of people enjoying Caber Coffee’s products.
Says a spokesperson: “ETHYCO is Caber Coffee’s ingredient range which takes the benefits of Fairtrade to a new level – as well as supporting the communities where the product is grown, a percentage of the revenue generated by sales is re-invested in UK-based social enterprise projects.”
Begins Caber Coffee managing director, Findlay Leask. “ETHYCO is an increasingly popular way of people doing their bit for good causes, simply by enjoying a cup of coffee.
“We are delighted to help these worthy causes and look forward to hearing from organisations who would like to benefit from the next round of donations later in the year.”
Community Food Initiative North East (CFINE) is a social enterprise operating in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and West Lothian.
Chief executive, Dave Simmers, said: “The finance from ETHYCO will support CFINE’s initiative to promote collective working with the UK community food, charitable sector to realise our purchasing power thereby reducing our produce costs.”
Childcare@home Aberdeenshire operates throughout the region, offering high quality registered care in the child’s own home, seven days a week, allowing parents to work, learn, and develop their skills.
Service manager, Maureen Rennie, said: “The funding received from ETHYCO will enable us to provide outings for disadvantaged children who may not otherwise experience them. This includes children with additional support needs, and also children from families who may have additional needs.”
Create Aberdeen was set up in 2010, primarily to promote inclusion and community participation for adults with additional support needs and other disabilities.
Alex Constantinides said: “The Creative Times newsletter group puts together a quarterly e-newspaper, with printed copies for those with no access to the internet. We intend to use the donation from ETHYCO to go towards purchasing a tablet device which will prove invaluable to the newsletter group.”
Restart Orkney collects, recycles, restores and redistributes pre-used furniture and household goods. It also offers 14 sustainable supported employment and volunteer opportunities to individuals who face barriers to mainstream employment.
Kirstie Ireland said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of ETHYCO’s donation. The money will be used to purchase a cash register for the shop which will allow staff and volunteers to develop their retail and customer service skills.”
Ochil Leisure Enterprises is the charity and social enterprise which runs Alva swimming pool, following its closure by the local council in 2009. The money from ETHYCO is to be used to enhance family sessions with toys to entertain young swimmers.
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