Deli with a difference, empowering women offenders

by Laura Gallery in York, England, United Kingdom

£14,685

raised of £10,000 stretch target

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This project will only be funded if at least £8,000 is pledged by December 17th 2019 at 4:30pm

Opening soon in the heart of York...an Italian deli with a Yorkshire twist supporting the rehabilitation of women offenders.

by Laura Gallery in York, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra money will continue to help with the shop fit out costs as they are higher than £8000. 


The idea...

Sometimes we all need a little TLC...and we are a social enterprise that believes in exactly that! 

So, from offering our customers some space to treat themselves and sourcing great produce through to working with ethical suppliers and supporting others in need, extending a little TLC is what The Larder Club is all about. 

 

Part of the story... 

A background in law, charity sector work and safeguarding has brought me into contact with some of the most vulnerable individuals within our society and hearing their stories underlines some of the issues prevalent in our world - faced by individuals - everyday - right on our doorsteps. Some of these stories belong to women offenders, among whom vulnerability is particularly stark for so many different reasons, including experiences of abuse, mental health issues and impact upon children and family. 

I am passionate about empowering other women to change their lives for the better - I decided to do something about it...and so here is The Larder Club.

 

The deli...

I am York born and bred and I love what our county has to offer...but I am also in love with Italy where I've spent some brilliant times enjoying great coffee and fantastic food. It's something about the simplicity of both places, Yorkshire and Italy, that inspired the opening of an Italian deli with a Yorkshire twist to support the rehabilitation of women offenders.

The Larder Club deli will offer a sit down or take out experience of specialty coffee, charcuterie, cheese, gelato and wine. Italian, Yorkshire and ethically sourced retail products will also be available.  

 

How will it make a difference...

This is a deli that is a little bit different...because not only does it exist to offer our customers a great service and experience, it also exists to reduce the risk of re-offending.

We are committed to using the majority of our profits for our cause. Therefore, working in conjunction with HMP Askham Grange we will enable women offenders to gain invaluable skills and experience not only through direct work placement and employment opportunities in the deli but through offering barista skills training - equipping women with the art of creating great specialty coffee. 

 

How can you help?...

We have almost secured a great spot for the deli in the heart of York in an attractive area with high footfall. We are launching in early 2020 and are working full steam on making it come to life. 

To make our mission a success, we need the deli to return a good profit and therefore we need a welcoming, comfortable and inviting space where our customers can have a quality and authentic experience. We are looking to raise a minimum of £8,000 to put towards the shop fit out and some initial barista skills training.

 

There's lots of things in our world…but there's always more room for some TLC. The Larder Club.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£65 voucher for £50

£65 voucher for The Larder Club, York. A perfect Christmas gift or treat for yourself.

£1 or more

Huge Thanks/Ta Very Much/Grazie Mille

Huge Thanks/Ta Very Much/Grazie Mille. Your donation is gratefully received and will go towards making The Larder Club a success.

£5 or more

Coffee & Pay It Forward

A coffee & pay it forward – a hot drink for you and one for someone who needs it. We will put a ticket for a free hot drink in our window ready for anyone in need to redeem.

£15 or more

Reusable Coffee Cup & Coffee

The Larder Club reusable coffee cup and first coffee in it free

£20 or more

£25 voucher for £20

£25 voucher for The Larder Club, York. A perfect Christmas gift or treat for yourself.

£50 or more

Pay it Forward Bundle

Pay it forward bundle - maybe you don’t live too close to us but would like to pay your donation forward to someone in need. We will put tickets for 10 items including coffee, pastries and cakes in our window ready for anyone in need to redeem one of their choice.

£50 or more

Local business reward

A free hot drink for one of your employees for every £2 over £50. Offer only open to local businesses in York city centre.

£150 or more

£150 Donation

Huge Thanks/Ta Very Much/Grazie Mille for such a generous donation, it will go towards the shop fit out and also barista training for women offenders. We would also love to welcome you at The Larder Club for a Charcuterie & Cheese experience for 2.

£500 or more

£500 donation

Huge Thanks/Ta Very Much/Grazie Mille. We cannot thank you enough for such a generous donation, it will go towards the shop fit out and also barista training for women offenders. We would also love to welcome you at The Larder Club for a Charcuterie & Cheese experience for 4.


Let's make 'Deli with a difference, empowering women offenders' happen

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