Kimberley’s Rumbletums Cafe is encouraging residents to pop along for a cuppa as part of an event that supports social enterprise, investment and savings in the UK.
The Victoria Street cafe is one of thousands across the country that are celebrating Social Saturday on October 10.
This is part of Social Enterprise UK’s ‘Buy Social’ campaign which urges consumers, the public and private sectors to use their purchasing power to create a positive social and environmental impact.
Rumbletums is a social enterprise, offering training and work experience to young people with learning disabilities, reinvesting its profits to create a positive social impact.
Set up in 2011, the cafe employs now five full-time staff and gives training placements to 24 young people.
Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, said: “Social enterprises are redefining how business gets done. When you buy from them, society profits.
“What’s more they are outperforming regular businesses on growth and impact.
“Social Saturday is all about celebrating and raising awareness about our growing movement.
“This year we want to really put social enterprise on the map through a range of events across the country.”
Abbigale Faulkner, project manager at Rumbletums,said that Social Saturday is about encouraging people to ceom along and find out what the cafe is all about.
“We want to highlight the fact that we are a social enterprise and want people to come and support this type of business,” she said.
“Supporting a social enterprise is giving back to the social community rather than just giving to profit building companies.”
Social enterprises create opportunities for people marginalised from the job market, support development projects around the globe and help to strengthen local economies.
There are around 70,000 in the UK which employ two million people and contribute £20 billion to the UK economy.