The Orpheus Centre

Community sculpture trail and student run café

Our café will provide valuable work experience for our disabled students, and be a source of charity income. The sculpture trail will be open to the public and fully accessible. It will help improve health and well-being, display student artwork and establish strong links with our local community.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105213)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£13,600

Amount raised

£14,013

Donations

59

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our students face a lack of work experience and paid employment opportunities. These opportunities, to gain real life experiences, are vital to their goal of living independently. The effects of lockdown have proved that mental and physical well-being is important; particularly for our students, many of whom have anxiety. Our student council have requested an outside area for rest, recreation and relaxation. There is also a high demand for family friendly walks from the local community.

Solution

Our fully accessible café will provide a source of work experience and paid employment for Orpheus students and alumni. Students will gain confidence and work skills including hospitality and money handling. It also will raise awareness of disability in the local area. The trail will be a way of showcasing student and local artist's work and offer education opportunities for local schools and groups. It will aid well-being, through access to nature and tranquillity for the whole community.

  • This sounds such an exciting venture! A wonderful way to involve the students and local community. Good luck!!

    — Margaret, Orpheus Supporter

  • The plans for a sculpture trail and cafe at Orpheus sound really exciting. as a father of a young child, I'm always looking for places to get out and explore nature with him. To know that the trail and cafe will also help the students of Orpheus too is just fantastic.

    — Russell, Orpheus Supporter

  • I would love the opportunity to work in a café at Orpheus and get to talk to the local community. I really enjoy being at Orpheus and want to show the world what I can do.

    — Emily, current Orpheus student