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.