Fayre and Square
"Fayre and Square" is a fabulous Community Project run by volunteers to help support young adults with special needs, disability or mental health issues into employment. The learners come in for an 8 week course to learn how to work in a shop, serve customers, use a till and credit card machine and generally help out in the shop. The shop is full of handmade gifts made by local independent artisans to showcase and sell their products to the public. I'm proud to say that Creative Stitching is part of this wonderful project and many of my products are for sale in the shop. I also volunteer to help in the shop.
Many young volunteers have completed placements at Fayre and Square, the majority progressing on to further training or volunteering and many moving on from the project into paid employment. My own son has taken part in this project and has learnt many valuable work skills and is now in paid employment.
Pop in to Fayre and Square on the Upper Mall in Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon SW19, where you will find loads of beautiful and unique handmade gifts for sale and support our wonderful project.
The shop is open every week, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm and additional days leading up to Christmas.
The Team at Fayre and Square have just won a Gold Award for Employee Volunteering of the Year 2019 from Merton Partnership and also been shortlisted for the Merton Business Awards.