A couple of weeks ago I received a call from Eva, charity co-ordinator at The Breakfast Club, newly opened at London Bridge, with some very exciting news. Unbeknownst to me, the staff team – a group of wonderful, creative people – had voted Create as their chosen charity!
Eva explains: “The Breakfast Club’s core values are ‘Good to our people, good to our world and good at what we do’. We believe it’s important to give back to our local community so chose Create because of the wonderful work that they do with so many individuals.”
What this means is that all the London Bridge café’s merchandising profit – from maple syrup, T-shirts and mugs – together with 75p from every Green is Good smoothie (and Green IS Good – spinach, mint, mango and apple – YUM!) is donated to Create. In less than a month, over £300 has already been raised and that means more workshops for more vulnerable children and adults.
But the great news doesn’t stop there! The Breakfast Club is also releasing members of its vibrant team to come and volunteer on our projects. Josh, for example, used his professional photography skills (he recently graduated with a photography degree) to capture our collaborative project with Mosimann’s. You can check out some of his stunning images in the photo piece published by The Guardian. We also have Izzy (a dancer) and Brendan (an actor, pictured) helping out at our art:links project with vulnerable older people … and a very happy partnership this is proving to be already.
This weekend (Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September), The Breakfast Club is celebrating its 9th birthday with #BC80sDay and all the profits from the special 80s menu at the London Bridge café will come to Create!
Treat yourself to the best 80’s grub in town and enable us to continue delivering creative workshops in disadvantaged communities around the country. Engagement with the arts can have a huge impact on wellbeing, so show your support for Create and enjoy some delicious food as you’re doing so!
Nicky Goulder, Chief Executive