A group of five students from Westminster Business School have created a crowdfunding project for Cafe Art, launching it on Thursday 1 March.
After hearing Café Art’s story from student and former MyLondon participant Kevin Farrell, they "knew this was the social enterprise we wanted to make an impact with". "We have been working with Café Art for the past several weeks and want to launch a successful campaign to further this not-for-profit company’s growth."
Kevin Farrell was a participant in the MyLondon project in 2015. By 2016 he had got a job as a support worker with St Mungo's and the Haringey Alcohol Recovery Association and was instrumental in encouraging a group of people who not only participated in the 2016 project, but ended up winning five of the top 20 prizes.
In 2017 Kevin was employed on a part time basis on weekends to mentor participants in the MyLondon project at Spitalfields Market.
Because of his success in setting up the Shine Cafe crowdfunder in 2017 (which was supported by Cafe Art!) the Shine Cafe will open in about a month.