A social enterprise which supports blind and partially sighted people has been shortlisted in this year’s Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards.
Brew Me Sunshine, based in Victoria Street, Morecambe, which is associated with sight loss charity Galloway’s, has been nominated for Small Social Enterprise of the Year, and Work or Training Social Enterprise of the Year.
The cafe’s volunteer Jaymie Armstrong has also been shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year.
The awards will be held on Thursday 2nd December at Crow Wood Hotel in Burnley.
Joseph Gardiner, former Brew Me Sunshine Cafe Manager and now Volunteer Lead at Galloway’s, said: “It has been a challenging 18 months for the team and so it is great news that we have been recognised in these awards.
“Throughout the pandemic we’ve been a safe, accessible and familiar space for some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in the community.
“Since the lockdown lifted, we’ve been working with youth charities such as The Prince’s Trust and local colleges to reach out to potential volunteers who would benefit from our safe and positive working environment. As a result of this partnership, we have had several volunteers come through our doors, and supported them with new skills and training. We are incredibly proud of all our volunteers and wish Jaymie the best of luck as he deserves this.”
For a full list of nominations visit https://selnet-uk.com/selnet-awards-2021/
For more information on volunteering opportunities, call 01772 744148 or email Joseph.Gardiner@galloways.org.uk.