Chorleywood Cricket Club announces link up with a new local charity to develop a new club house and community learning café.
Charity, Mission EmployAble, are working with the club to fulfil its vision of raining people with learning disabilities says chair of the charity, Katharine Weston.
The cricket club has been in discussion with Chorleywood Parish Council (CPC) about the ambitious plans which has been welcomed by CPC.
The proposed 30 seat community café would be open 7 days-a-week throughout the year which will be operated by Mission EmployAble.
On week days the café will be staffed by trainees with learning difficulties supported by a dedicated training team.
Katharine Weston, chair of Mission EmployAble, said: “Our vision is to train people with learning difficulties, to employ some and help others find work so they can lead fulfilled lives working in and contributing to their local community.”
Club chair, Steve Dunning, is excited to provide a facility which will benefit the entire community and the development of the cricket club.
He said: “This link up provides an excellent opportunity to provide a purpose-built, pavilion style facility that supports the development of the cricket club and also benefits the entire community.”
The concept is at a very early stage and an essential first part of the process is to engage with, and enlist the support of, the local community. This is the first of a number of planned communications over the coming months.
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