Branches Team ready to welcome you to the New Cafe.
On Monday 23rd and Tue 24th July Branches Cafe opened its doors for the first time for a couple of taster sessions. Young people were invited to join us to see the new café give us some feedback on the café and our menu and enjoy a free ice cream courtesy of our local Iceland Store. We had about 30 young customers who visited, met some of the team and played games and chatted in their new space. They also had a first look at our exciting Summer Program. Thanks for coming we hope to see you again.
What's going on at Branches Young People's Support Service?
Branches Cafe will open its doors to young people on Mon 23 July and Tues 24 July 2018 from 3pm-5pm on the 1st Floor of Elms Court, Chapel Way (above Botley Library). There will be a soft opening to the wider community on Mon 30 July and Tue 31 July 10am-3pm and then the doors will open to everyone on Wed 1st August 2018 when the summer programme also kicks in for young people!
Branches acknowledges the support of Oxfordshire County Council in providing capital start up funds from the Communities Fund and the support of Vale of White Horse District Council New Homes Bonus fund as well as the contribution of SDC, North Hinksey Parish Council, The Sprout, North Hinksey Youth Club, SOHA and Doris Field Trust.
On Sunday 27th May Branches Volunteers and Young People Served the monthly Community Breakfast at the Dean Court Community centre. It was a fun morning and turnout was good considering it was a Bank Holiday weekend at the start of half term and Common People was on and Liverpool had just played in the Champions League Final. Thanks for inviting us to do this, it was a great chance to raise our profile as we prepare to open, and a small thanks for the support Dean Court gave us hosting our Favours Auction back in February.
Wow what fantastic evening. A massive thank-you to all our and Bridges supporters who helped out and came along to the auction, and bought food and drink.
Also a huge thank-you to all the individuals and companies who donated faours.
Plus a gigantic thank-you to all those who bid and sent those prices soaring.
In total we have raised Approx £4200 to support the work of
Botley Bridges and Branches Young Peoples' Support Services
To continue the theme
Two of our Young Leaders ran a stall for Branches at the Kings Centre Harvest Fayre. As well as the brilliant cakes shown our Fabulous Proper Chocolate Flapjacks, our Lemon Muffins and our Scones with Stawberry Jam were on sale. It was a great opportunity to raise our profile and to let the Young Leaders take the lead! Meanwhile the Directors made links with potential suppliers for the cafe and stall holders with arts and crafts skills.
After visiting the RAISE pop up cafe a customer comissioned BRANCHES to provide some cakes for the Friends of Raleigh Park AGM. We happily agreed and as requested provided some of our Proper Chocolate Flapjacks and a home baked Carrot Cake.
The feedback was that they were much enjoyed. Thanks to the volunteer bakers who made the flapjacks and Carrot Cake and thanks to the Friends of Raleigh Park for their custom and support.
Our aim at Branches Young People's Support Service is to deliver youth work with and for young people through a youth cafe and in collaboration with young people, their families, the wider community and professionals.
Are you 12-25 with good ideas about how a Youth Cafe should run?
Do you have a skill or interest you are willing to share with Young People?
Will you have surplus produce from your garden or allotment to help locally source our menu?
Do get in touch
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|Friday||08:00 - 17:30|
|Saturday||09:00 - 16:00|