New Ladywell Fields cafe opens August 27th

On August 27th, the new Ladywell Fields cafe will open. Run by social enterprise Ten Thousand Hands, the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, it will be the third café run by the group.

Mayor Bullock will officially open the café between 1-1.30pm on the day. Barry and Margaret Mizen MBE say:

“We’re really excited to be opening our third café run by young people in Jimmy’s memory. We’d like to thank everyone who’s helped, especially the young people involved.”

The team: Jed Watkins (19), Roganna Ranjan (18), Siobhan Prince (17) and Rianna Li-Bailey (17) say:

“We’ve been working on everything from recruitment, finance, refurbishment and marketing to designing the menu.” The first of the group's cafés, The Café of Good Hope, was set up in November 2010 in memory of Jimmy Mizen, who tragically lost his life in May 2008. Each Jimmy Mizen Café is committed to raising funds for The Jimmy Mizen Foundation, training young people, especially those with Autism, being a safe haven for young people and providing a community space.

The project received support from Tesco, B&Q, the Lloyds Foundation and The Drury Tea & Coffee Co.

10 comments:

terrencetrentderby said...

What happened to the nice local guy that used to run it?

Lady in the Well said...

I'm really pleased an initiative like this has taken over the cafe, hopefully they will bring something new and fresh to the park, literally and figuratively. C'mon, Glenn was a nice guy but let's face it the cafe wasn't all that. As this is a charitable organisation does it mean we can forego the usual honest food/dishonest argument?

justice4glenn said...

If a charity took your job you wouldn't be happy

JR Hartley said...

Yawn. You're still bleating on about this time to play another record. Do we want a well run cafe in our area which people actually want to go to run by a charity or a place which isn't used anywhere near its full potential and is stuck in a bygone time but the guy who runs it is a nice guy? I think Id choose the former personally, I'd like to think that Glenn has another job and moving on has done him good.

Sue L said...

Isn't it opening on 13th August with official opening by Mayor on 27th? That's what the Ladywell Fields Users Group are saying on Facebook.

anonymouse said...

Couldn't they have offered him the managers job? Or was he too old (judging by the ages of the 'team') and a non-smoker (smoking appears to be mandatory for staff at Hilly Fields cafe)

Monkeyboy said...

think you may have not understood what the charity is about

Peter Tooke said...

Yes, JMF have committed to opening on Weds 13th. 27th is just a photo-op for Bollocks. This is reported more fully and accurately on the LF Facebook page.

CAMHF said...

I'm presuming it's honest stuff... is it not?

max doom! said...

which bit is it in?

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