Blue Tangerine horsebox café to carry on helping Hemel schoolchildren after £1,000 boost from Forterra

The initiative helps children with special educational needs
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

A mobile cafe run by young people from a special needs school network has been given a £1,000 donation to continue its work.

The Blue Tangerine Federation in Hemel Hempstead, which runs The Blue Tangerine Horsebox Café was given the money from Forterra, a building products manufacturer, out of its community fund.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The cafe was built as part of a scheme to give children, who need extra support, and knowledge they can take forward into their working lives.

Pictured: Schoolchildren working in the Blue Tangerine horsebox caféPictured: Schoolchildren working in the Blue Tangerine horsebox café
Pictured: Schoolchildren working in the Blue Tangerine horsebox café

Executive Head of the Blue Tangerine Federation, Stephen Hoult-Allen said: “The support of Forterra is fantastic for the pupils and, for believing in our children and adults to be part of our society as valued individuals.”

He added: “By working with industry and business, together we are ensuring the essential message that our young people can and should contribute to our mainstream world.:

Read More
Home & Colonial celebrates 25 years of business on Berkhamsted High Street

It provides a safe space for students to be taught about food hygiene and how to be a barista.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The café is a safe environment where the pupils are taught barista and food hygiene skills, where they can gain valuable work experience.

Caroline Wildman, Marketing Director at Forterra said: “We’re glad that this donation has helped the café continue its vital work in providing young people with transferable work and life skills.”

Forterra’s donation will go towards the running costs and upkeep of the café.

Any profit made from the horse box cafe is reinvested back into the project to buy equipment, which allows more young people to take part and access life after their time at school.

To apply to Forterra’s fund, visit this page.