Yorkshire Times
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8:58 AM 21st November 2023

Bowcliffe Hall Turns Coffee Beans Into Dreams For Disadvantaged Children In Uganda

Bowcliffe Hall, a luxury events venue situated near Wetherby in North Yorkshire, is supporting the education of disadvantaged children in Uganda through its wholesale partnership with Kickstart Coffee, an ethically-sourced coffee company.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Kickstart Coffee dedicates the profits from the sale of its coffee beans to supporting children's education at the Early Learning School in Entebbe, Uganda.

The support includes the funding of teachers’ salaries, as well as the provision of food, healthcare and accommodation for both teachers and pupils.

In October alone, 2,590 cups of Kickstart Coffee were sold across Bowcliffe Hall’s very own private members’ club, Bowcliffe Drivers’ Club, and on-site meetings and events. This will fund the salary of one teacher for one month and provide 50kg of food for the school.

The Early Learning School is an non-governmental organisation that looks after orphaned and disadvantaged children from across the country. The school currently educates 270 children aged between 3 and 13 years old. There are also 34 staff, including 18 teachers, which are funded by the organisation.

“We are immensely proud of our wholesale partnership with Kickstart Coffee, which allows us to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children who deserve a chance at a brighter future,” said Jonathan Turner, owner of Bowcliffe Hall.

“By supporting the organisation, we are playing a pivotal role in providing access to quality education and opportunities. Knowing that your daily coffee intake contributes to such a great cause makes that extra cup guilt-free!”

As part of Bowcliffe Hall’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, the company actively engages in creating meaningful change, having previously raised over £70,000 for Yorkshire-based charities Hope for Tomorrow and Dementia Forward earlier this year. The company has also supported Yorkshire Aid Convoy on its missions to deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

The support provided to the Early Learning School enables children to attend without the burden of tuition fees, fostering a secure and nurturing environment where they can thrive. The school serves the local community of single mothers who, without the support of the organisation, would otherwise not be able to send their children to school.

Kickstart Coffee sources its beans directly from farmers on Mount Elgon, Uganda, and roasted and packaged in Cambridge, UK.