An Update From The Mix

Life has changed dramatically over the last few months but we wanted to update you on what has been happening at The Mix.

To follow government guidelines we closed our building and coffee shop (Cabbages & Kings) in March. However, we have been able to continue with some of our youth work projects remotely. Sam has been busy supporting young people from Stowupland High School, the Together Project team has been working with 25 young people remotely and the Thrive team have continued with their education provision remotely too. We are immensely proud of our team for adapting to these unprecedented times and ensuring our young people continue to receive the support they need.

In addition, we have tried to keep our social media active, with signposting and well-being tips to help during lockdown, interspersed with our own light-hearted Mix personality! You may have seen that some of our team took on the 2.6 Challenge to try and raise some much needed funds. The community really got behind us and Stowmarket Rugby Club even joined in. In total almost £2,600 was raised so a huge thank you from The Mix team.

Another wonderful community initiative that has supported The Mix was from Beckie Egan Photography. Beckie spent a month offering ‘Porchtraits’ in and around Stowmarket, capturing a moment in time for families. Beckie’s efforts raised in excess of £1,300, split between The Mix and the Stowmarket Food Bank. Thank you so much Beckie.

As we move into July we have been working on new ways to continue to reach, engage and support young people in our community during this time of change. Cabbages & Kings will be launching a catering trailer based at Needham Lake over the summer, building up to the opening of the café that we will be running there from the autumn.

For the latest updates keep in touch by following The Mix and Cabbages & Kings on social media.

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