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Birthday at Rumbletums

Rumbletums Community Cafe celebrates its 3 year anniversary. Pictured l-r is Alan Knibbs, Donna Wright, Gareth Collins, Natasha Dawes and Fiona George.

Rumbletums Community Cafe celebrates its 3 year anniversary. Pictured l-r is Alan Knibbs, Donna Wright, Gareth Collins, Natasha Dawes and Fiona George.

Community cafe Rumbletums celebrated its third birthday on Wednesday, complete with a party, balloons and a custom-made cake.

The cafe in Kimberley was launched in 2011 by four parents who were concerned about the future of their children with learning difficulties.

Rumbletums helps to train young people with learning difficulties so that they can enter the catering industry and parents have reported seeing huge improvements in their children’s confidence.

Through their work, the trainees learn how to handle money and interact with people.

Manager Jeff Buck said: “Rumbletums is about ensuring these young people are part of the community.

“It’s about breaking down barriers.”

This year, the centre has started running open mic nights, disco and film nights, and Mr Buck hopes to introduce accredited training and formal qualifications before its next birthday.

They now have 20 trainees working there.

Pictured (from left) is Alan Knibbs, Donna Wright, Gareth Collins, Natasha Dawes and Fiona George.

 

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