Harington Employability Hub
Why we need your help
This exciting new project will see the creation of a new training and employability hub for young people with learning disabilities, which will be located in the heart of Hornsey High Street, N8.
We have been successfully running retail training for a number of years but it is over-subscribed and we have run out of space at the Highgate site. Our charity shop in Archway Road is doing really well and many of the learners doing work experience there have gone on to work experience and/or employment with Waitrose, Asda, Co-op and the like. It was set up to provide work experience for the learners, but it is small and there are more learners wanting work experience than we can accommodate. For these two reasons, we decided to expand our retail and employability training and set up a new retail training hub.
We just taken on the lease for a triple fronted shop on Hornsey High Street (the old auction rooms) which is perfect for this use and we plan to set it up as a co-located training suite and charity shop. This will give us capacity for up to 50 work experience placements per year and offer additional retail courses. It will also introduce Harington to a new audience of potential supporters in Hornsey which will be great for the charity longer term.
We are approaching the project in two phases, with the first being the 'training shop' set up, so that we can start earning an income before the end of our rent free period (September) and then the training suite, which is a more expensive and more complex project. We have approached several large funders for this aspect.
We are currently fundraising to secure the £36,500 needed to deliver the first phase of the project and are looking for your help in meeting this target. This may seem like a large number, but if we receive 480 donations of £50 or 48 donations of £500 and we will be celebrating the opening in no time at all!
Harington benefits greatly from the support of the local community and their networks and we would be very grateful if you would support this project. Every donation no matter how large or small will help.
Please pledge your support for this fantastic new initiative by donating today!
15/05/2019 Offline Donations Update: We have raised £11,428 in May to date!
raised towards £36,900.00 target
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Apr 27, 2019
Apr 12, 2019
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £24,593.00
Raised offline £24,523.00