Co-working space raises hundreds of pounds for charities

The Kiln Worcester charity fundraising

Worcester co-working space The Kiln has raised more than £500 for ten charities since it was launched in August 2019. Through monthly initiatives such as ‘Treat Tuesday’ and several one-off events, £543.89 has been raised for worthy causes.

Every month, members at The Kiln choose a different local charity to support, holding events and initiatives with all proceeds going to that month’s chosen charity. A popular initiative is ‘Treat Tuesday’, a bake sale held every Tuesday, when members bake cakes and other treats and take donations towards the chosen charity.

Over the last six months, ‘Treat Tuesday’ has seen The Kiln support a number of different Worcestershire and Herefordshire charities, including the local branch of Parkinson’s UK, Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Megan Baker House, Headway Worcestershire, Creating Links, Worcestershire Breast Unit, and Onside Advocacy.

In addition to ‘Treat Tuesday’, The Kiln also recently held a charity coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, organised a Wear It Pink event for Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, and supported Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children.

Alex Brookes, The Kiln Centre Manager, said: “It was important to us from the start to be doing something for local charities within Worcestershire. It seemed like a no brainer to create something that would involve food, and more specifically, cake.

“Treat Tuesday has been a great success, with some members choosing Tuesday as their day to come in to make sure they don’t miss out.

“I am so proud of what we have achieved so far for some fantastic causes, and I am hoping to raise £1,000 in our first year.”

The Kiln is a collaborative community, bringing together local entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers in a friendly co-working space at the Old Police Station on Copenhagen Street. Founded by Greg Smith and Hamish Gill of visual identity agency, F8 Creates, it is the first of its kind in the city.

The modern and practical space provides free, super-fast Wi-Fi, hot desking for more than sixty people, a range of meeting rooms and event space. The concept of The Kiln is to bring together Worcestershire talent in one place and encourage professionals to share ideas and network with likeminded people.

For further information on The Kiln, please contact centre manager Alex Brookes on 01905 675179 or visit https://thekiln.co.