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Willow Tree Stores - Enabling the High St

by Heather Sayer in Gorleston, England, United Kingdom

Willow Tree Stores - Enabling the High St

£505

raised of £30,000 target

20

supporters
1% 15 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

Willow Tree Stores will be run by people with all sorts of disabilities to sell the items they craft, upcycle and recycle to the community.

by Heather Sayer in Gorleston, England, United Kingdom

Willow Tree started on 14th May 2009 in an unloved shrub area in Belton. Naomi (our inspiration) was due to leave a very special school in Caister, where she had been nurtured and educated for 19 years and the potential of things for her to do were bleak. So we decided to start a project called Willow Tree Garden http://willowtreegarden.cfsites.org/index.php and the story of Willow Tree Garden can be seen on the website. We realised that although the garden was beautiful we needed a more accessible site and so we obtained a very sad piece of land in the heart of Great Yarmouth and as it was the old waterworks site, we named it Willow Tree Works http://willowtreeworks.cfsites.org/index.php . Here the learners craft, upcycle and recycle and we realised we needed an outlet to sell their goods. So we can up with the idea of Willow Tree Stores, enabling the High St. Willow Tree Stores will be an accessible shop run by the learners for the community. The  learners will be able to use the transferable skills they gain at Willow Tree sites and learn so many more by supporting customers in a positive shopping experience. We will be able to offer work experience for young people with additional needs and a step up for those considering furthering their education or entering the workplace. Willow Tree is all about the learners doing it for themselves together! The picture is of the shop we are taking over in Gorleston High St. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A relaxation wellbeing session followed by a picnic lunch at Willow Tree Garden, with the green grass between your toes and the beautiful blue sky above you.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A swedish massage in a relaxed private sanctuary.

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