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Visit Artisan on Wednesday 7 September & Help Raise £10,000!

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Support Artisan’s Unique Donation Day on 7 September & Help Raise £10,000 for Charity

Many of us already know and love Artisan on Milestone Green. If you’re a regular then Wednesday 7 September is a day you should definitely pop in. If you’ve yet to taste their delicious coffee and food, there’s an extra reason to make 7 September the day that you do.

Why? Because the price of EVERYTHING you buy will be donated to charity! And, if you can’t make it to the Sheen branch, the same will apply at the Putney, Stamford Brook and Ealing branches, too.

Artisan is raising funds for the small community in Uganda that inspired the company’s success and on Wednesday 7th September, customers at all four sites will not be charged but instead asked to donate straight into the charity buckets.

artisan4Owners 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. This 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 their efforts to raise funds for the local community in Uganda, donating their supplies free for the day including Allpress (coffee), Allan Reader (milk/dairy), 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 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 to the roots of our inspiration, and continue the work to provide education and training to those in much need.”

artisan2The 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.

Edwin and Magda 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.

artisan3 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.

For further information, 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

 

Author: Jacquie Duncan

Jacquie loves SW14 and has a passion for small business marketing. She's been with the ESV team from the outset but for now she's moved to pastures new... although she still pops in from time to time to help out.