EHA Supports Birch Tree Café

The team at Emerald House Associates are pleased to have helped support a new charity café project in Northamptonshire designed to help disabled adults.

Our team of experts donated specialist skills and services to help kit out the Birch Tree Café, which will be staffed by young adults with Down’s Syndrome alongside volunteers and employed staff.

Based in Easton on the Hill, the newly launched café is the long-held dream of retired teacher Maggie Scott along with her fellow trustees. Established by charity T-21, the project has raised money through fundraising efforts, grants and generous donations.

Our very creative director Mick McNamara has been thrilled to be involved commenting: “When we heard about the café we thought it would be nice for Emerald House Associates to get involved. I am in awe of everything T-21 are doing and very impressed with what they have achieved. EHA support various local charities and I think it is very important to help local good causes. This was a great opportunity to support something local in Northamptonshire and you can see the benefits it will bring.

“We donated our time, materials and skills to help them. Our team at EHA have produced the main counter and back counter at the café, we’ve provided seating and the graphics for their external and internal signage. We are supporting them as much as we can and we have made use of the extensive facilities we have on site to help them."

Maggie commented, “Establishing the café is about providing quality of life and having a reason to get out of the bed in the morning and we all need that, regardless of whether we have a disability or not.

“What Emerald House Associates have done is phenomenal; it’s so generous of Mick and the team. He offered to help and what they have done is unbelievable, it’s so kind and above and beyond what we expected, the team are super!”

Since EHA’s assistance with Maggie and the team at Birch Tree Café, our work supporting the café has since featured on BBC Radio Northampton where our Project Manager Zita McGhee discussed our involvement in the project with the radio’s very own Tom Percival.

For all the tasty treats and a place to socialise with family and friends, head over to Birch Tree Café. We’re looking forward to our next visit!