Pink Pages     MyLocalHero 2022     Advertise with us     


GRAUDATE CELEBRATIONS: Ten young people graduate from Chorleywood charity scheme

 Published on: 18th July 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Ten young people with learning disabilities graduated from Mission EmployAble’s Café on the Common training scheme last month.

This year’s interns received their graduation certificates from Mission EmployAble training manager Cassandra Langham during a special ceremony held at the Junction, Christ Church, on July 3. Cassandra praised each intern individually for their hard work and progress during their 11-month supported internship.

Each graduate wore a brightly coloured gown and mortar board for the ceremony and helped prepare lunch for the guests, who enjoyed a specially adapted rendition of ‘Congratulations’ performed by the Chorleywood U3a ukulele group.

Cassandra said: “These interns have been a joy to know and train. Several of them have been offered paid jobs already and I know that all of them will be a great asset to any organisation that employs them.”

Perhaps because word of the graduates’ talents got out, the Café On The Common was busier than ever on Village Day, when customers were served both inside and outside under a gazebo.

Erica Bendall, trustee and chair of fundraising for Mission EmployAble, said: “We were almost falling over each other to be honest because we were so busy.

“Plenty of people visited for the first time and we had great fun.”

Places are still available on Mission EmployAble’s next supported internship scheme, which begins in September. For details, please visit

Photo credit: Erica Bendall

Sign up to get weekly local news updates & offers:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Leave a comment



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.