When Loveworks began in 2008, our best idea to make a difference locally was to own cafe premises which would be both the hub for our projects and a potential recruitment ground for volunteers to make those projects happen. We would still love to make this dream a reality but until that time we will just keep making a difference.
Scroll ahead to 2016 and the inescapable conclusion that more than 400 volunteers and around 3,000 local beneficiaries is sufficient testament to the fact that we had achieved those cafe aims without ever having got our cafe! A truly humbling thought.
Both then and now, our two fold purpose has been to encourage local people to give their time and skills to support our projects, both at grassroots and behind the scenes to allow us to provide something timely and relevant to local people who are struggling with life in order to make them feel valued and special at a time when they, for good reason, are feeling just the reverse.
These days, we plan our projects with this question in the forefront of our minds – “What does an emotionally intelligent response to the social issues we are facing within our community look like?”
We continue to have a vision that Loveworks will be the heart of our community and this vision is continually supported by the good and caring people of our local area who continue to give several thousand pounds worth of goods that have been donated by shoppers, collected and distributed by volunteers in response to appeals for our projects.
Community spirit in action!!
Come and join us and help be part of the solution…