Young People need us! Help Matrix Survive Covid-19

Matrix Youth Cafe profile

Project by Matrix Youth Cafe

Young People need us! Help Matrix Survive Covid-19

Matrix Youth Cafe profile

Project by Matrix Youth Cafe

We did it
On 10th May 2020 we successfully raised £6,600 with 28 supporters in 49 days

To ensure that Matrix survives the Covid-19 crisis and can continue to launch an exciting Social Enterprise Cafe to support young people

Matrix has been supporting young people across Guildford Borough for 20 years!

The broken, the lonely, the anxious, the hurt...and the bored. And young people's troubles are not going away, in fact right now anxiety levels are rising with the current Covid-19 crisis and even when this is over the difficulties of life and adolescence continue.

‘As professionals, we know that our most vulnerable students can access direct intervention which impacts those young people's ability to succeed at school.’  Pastoral Head, George Abbot School

Matrix entered 2020 with a feeling of excitement as we looked forward to opening our daytime Social Enterprise and After-School Youth Café in the summer - this year of growth would reach more young people than ever before!

However, Covid-19 has hit our fundraising hard meaning that first we must fight to survive! And all this at a time when young people need us more than ever...

Right now the Matrix team are working hard to digitise our support for young people - adapting one-to-one support sessions, social activities and empowering workshops so they can be delivered online. And we fully expect an increase in demand for these services as the crisis escalates 

Young people need us!

We are DETERMINED to meet the needs of young people NOW and when this is all over. So we are asking for support to enable us not only to survive this crisis but to thrive and be able to launch this incredibly exciting new venture. To continue providing a vital service for young people for the next 20 years! This is not only an innovative project, but it embraces collaborative working with churches, schools and business partners across the borough and will engage individuals who have something to give to young people and their community. 

BUT without urgent support and action during these times, we may have to STOP our current support, leaving hundreds of young people without a listening ear, someone to talk to, a place to belong or a safe space to meet. 

Can you help us raise £15,000?

Once through the other side of this crisis, this exciting development will not only provide an after-school Youth Café for young people BUT it will also see a daytime Café open to all you lovely people, set in a beautiful walled garden right in the heart of Guildford. 

Imagine sipping a coffee and enjoying delicious lunch relaxing in the sunshine surrounded by friends, sat on a terrace stretching into the garden and looking out on a walled garden right in the heart of Guildford. All the while knowing that every coffee you purchase supports a young person in need. 

If you can, why not select a reward from the list, alternatively you can donate just donate!

It may be hard to imagine right now, but we all need something to look forward to at the moment – if you can help us, we can all look forward to this exciting venture opening and you can look forward to that cup of coffee in the sunshine!

Don't forget, every cup of coffee you drink will make a contribution that enables us to provide young people with: 

  • Work experience, apprenticeships for NEETs and volunteering 
  • A safe social space to connect with friends and  positive role-models
  • Social and Emotional and Life skills development
  • Innovative opportunities such as business or creative workshops

The good news is that you can help! If you are able to help us reach our target now, we can maintain our current support, survive the Covid-19 crisis and when it's all over, offer you an exciting delight from our Café.

Take a look at our menu - we will be rewarding you with delicious delights from the Café (when open) and there are also other exciting opportunities for larger donations, for those who are able to help us.

We all need something to look forward to right now – let’s look forward together!

 

 

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Coffee & Cake for 2 (and a full reward card)

Select a hot drink of your choice and whatever cake takes your fancy! Why not treat a friend to a lovely morning at Guildford's Walled Garden Cafe (due to launch Autumn 2020). You will also recieve one full reward card to claim a hot drink on your next visit.

£25 or more

3 of 25 claimed

Afternoon Tea for 2 on the Terrace

A delicious afternoon tea for 2 people to include savoury and sweet items and a hot drink. If the sun is shining you can reserve a table on the terrace to enjoy the gardens too!

£25 or more

2 of 25 claimed

Brunch for 2 on the Terrace

A delicious brunch for 2 people to include a choice of continental breakfast options and a hot drink. If the sun is shining you can reserve a table on the terrace to enjoy the gardens too!

£25 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Name on the Wall

Join our 'Wall of Fame' and your name will be added to our supporters list in the cafe for a whole year.

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Luxury Picnic Hamper & Lawn Games for 4

Pick a sunny day and reserve your picnic hamper to enjoy with the walled gardens. A picnic blanket, picnic and drinks for 4 with a choice of traditional lawn games will help you and 3 friends (or your family) enjoy a delightful Saturday afternoon within the walled gardens of Guildford's best kept secret. (NB: blanket and games must be returned after use)

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Be famous for a year!

Name one of our hot drinks after yourself and every time someone orders it your named will be called. Will it be Annie's Americano or Bob Jones the Flat White? You can choose which drink and how you woul like your name to fit (suggestions can be vetoed if inappropriate!) We will keep your name attached to that drink for 6 months.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Buy a chair and get your name on it for life!

One chair in the cafe will bear your name for life (of the chair). Sit on it when you come in, or just be proud that others have a place to sit!

£50 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Half a day's use of our flexible venue room

Use our private flexible space for a meeting, training, creative workshop, gathering or other use for half a day while looking out onto the beautiful walled gardens. AV equipment, tables and chairs provided and we will include light refreshments for up to 10 people.

£100 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Full day's use of our flexible venue room

Use our private flexible space for a meeting, training, creative workshop, gathering or other use for one day while looking out onto the beautiful walled gardens. AV equipment, tables and chairs provided and we will include light refreshments and lunch for up to 10 people.

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Buy a table and get your name on it for life!

One table in the cafe will bear your name - sit at it when you come in, or just be proud that others have a table to sit at!

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Children's Picnic with Games & Treasure Hunt

Bring up to 15 children for an afternoon of fun on the lawn. We'll provide picnic blankets, a picnic lunch with drinks for up to 15 people, and a choice of traditional games as well as a treasure hunt in the Walled Gardens.

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Breakfast Party for 10 people

Invite up to 10 guests to a private breakfast party. Start with a sparkling non-alcohlic drink on arrival and enjoy a healthy breakfast with your friends or colleagues on the Terrace stretching out into the walled gardens (or if the weather is inclement in our venue room with a view of the garden).

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Have our Terrace named after you!

Our Terrace will stretch out into the beautiful walled gardens of Allen House Grounds - a space where people can enjoy fresh air, sunshine, conversation with friends and good food. And it could be named after you for a whole year! Name it after your company, a loved one or just yourself, the choice is yours (all names must be appropriate)

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Flexible venue room for 1 day a month for a year

Host a regular team day away from the office, run a monthly creative workshop or run a training session. You can book 1 day hire per month over 12 months. Refreshments and a light lunch provided for up to 10 people. Set in a beautiful walled garden our Venue Room will be a blank canvas but fully equipped with AV, tables and chairs, presentation tools and access to our unique social enterprise cafe.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Have our Venue Room named after you!

Our Venue Room will be a blank canvas for meetings, training sessions, exhibitions, temporary studio space, pop-up-shops, private parties but it needs a name...and it could be yours for a whole year! Name it after your company, a loved one or just yourself, the choice is yours (all names must be appropriate)

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