UK Coffee Week is a celebration of all things coffee. Over seven days, coffee industry experts get together and showcase different aspects of specialty coffee. This is the third UK Coffee Week and the most ambitious yet.
Run by the Allegra Foundation, the fundraising event ‘provides a unique opportunity for branded coffee chains, independent coffee shops and industry suppliers to collaborate and celebrate the success of the industry, while raising money for Project Waterfall.’
UK Coffee Week raises valuable funds for Project Waterfall, providing sustainable clean water projects in deprived African communities. This year, its aim is to give some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in Tanzania (where only 54% of people have clean water) access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Last year, over £100,000 was raised through UK Coffee Week and this year the project aims to raise even more. Access to clean, safe water and good sanitation is a basic human right and together we can make this a reality for those in need. There are many different ways to get involved and help out, and in store we will be asking you to help us raise money through donating 5p per coffee towards the foundation. We will also be selling raffle tickets all week, at the end of which one lucky winner will win FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR!
Let’s get raising!
Absolutely honoured to host two fantastic films during the 7th Flatpack Film Festival .
1 @ 12pm Short and Swede
Inspired by the swedes in Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind, these truncated versions of popular feature films are lo-fi, crass, and genuinely funny. Presented by Short and Swede; a regular Birmingham shorts night.
2 @ 3pm KINO 10: ROFLOL
Well, maybe not rolling on the floor, but there’s sure to be plenty of lolz in this selection of shorts curated by Birmingham short film aficionados, KINO 10. Includes NFTS graduate Louis Paxton’s brilliantly funny Dollface, and American directing-duo Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva’s comedic, satirical, sci-fi pop musical, #PostModem.
Isabella Crowther hosts a evening of songs by and her friends.
A lyrical storytelling extravaganza, celebrating the misadventures of finding love and ultimately finding freedom.
So, as we are getting into the swing of this fundraising business, we are seeking out the most in need charities we can find within Birmingham and surrounding areas. We believe that these little well-known charities need help even more than the larger, more nationwide ones, and hope that through raising awareness, as well as much-needed funds, these important charities will continue to grow and help those in need as much as they can.
March’s charity is just a baby, only being formed very recently, and therefore is more in need of recognition that any of them! ArriveAliveCrew.com is a new way of fundraising and developing projects for the public good. In short, it aims to:
To help us help this charity, there will be an information day on Tuesday March 19th from 11.30 - 2pm. Please come by and chat to the lovely volunteers, see how you could help, and sign up for the Rewards Club. There will also be an aluminium can drive at the cafe - bring all your cans! 700 crushed cans raises £5 towards building a helipad. There will ALSO be a continual donation possibility throughout the month at the till point - please give as generously as you already have done this year.
Thank you all again for your help. We look forward to seeing what we can raise!
Thanks to your kind generosity, almost £300 was raised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital through the Charity Bake Off in January! No doubt this will help in lots of ways, and will go directly to Diabetes Home Care so that poorly children can continue to be treated at home in the care of their family. We wish them all get well wishes, and know that this couldn’t have been done without you.
Plans are a-foot to do a repeat next year, so we are challenging ourselves to double that amount. Get your baking hats on!