Nescafé Azera Barista+ Coffee Bar at The Oracle Riverside have partnered with Launchpad, and introduced a new coffee loyalty card scheme which offers customers the option to donate and help prevent homelessness in Reading. The Oracle introduced Nescafe to Launchpad earlier this year as they were looking to support a local charity with their community engagement mission to provide ‘mojo with purpose’.
In 2019, thanks to a successful fundraising appeal and the generosity of our supporters, we were able to raise £80,000 to start work on completely refurbishing our life skills centre.
We are so pleased to announce that Launchpad was been nominated for a High Sheriff Award – which is a prestigious accolade given by Mary Riall, the High Sheriff of Berkshire, to recognise the exceptional work done by the county’s ‘unsung heroes’.
As of Thursday 5 November 2020, we will be making some adjustments so we can continue providing our vital service to people in need during the national lockdown.
Members of staff decided to gather a small team together to take part and fundraise so Launchpad can continue supporting vulnerable people in Reading. The brave team included fundraising manager Kate, CEO Ian, caretaker Paul and supporters Laura and Edd, and they completed 58km through Berkshire and Oxfordshire whilst battling the pouring rain and harsh winds.