A charity in Hemel Hempstead is expanding with the help of housing association Thrive Homes and their outreach programme Thrive Give.
Owen and Kerry-Anne, founders of Liberty Tea Rooms and Community Hub, will launch Liberty Academy, a barista training programme for local residents.
Kerry-Anne said: “People are extremely generous at heart. When they see something that can help people, they will take advantage of it. We just want to give people the opportunity to give. The character and community ethos at Liberty Tea Rooms means everything to us and over the past 10 years, we have watched so many of our volunteers grow in confidence and re-enter into employment.
“We want the Liberty Academy which, thanks to Thrive’s generous donation, we can launch in 2023 to offer barista training to everyone of all ages.
“We have been very impressed with our partnership with Thrive. Not only have they provided much-needed funding to enable our charity to run training courses for our volunteer team, Thrive have also taken the time to advertise our free empowerment services we offer our community. Thank you, Thrive, for helping continue to make a difference and to be a place of hope in our community.”
Fiona Frost, marketing communications business lead at Thrive Homes, said: “We were delighted to support Liberty Tea Rooms and Community Hub. This charity and their work adds value to the local community. Partnerships with charities like this are immensely important to Thrive and we are excited to see the Liberty Academy unfold.”
To find out more, please visit the Liberty Team Rooms website.
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