UK Coffee Week 2018: A Milestone Year for Fundraising

UK Coffee Week 2018 funds raised total over £320,000! 

With the incredible commitment of stores including Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero, Muffin Break, Esquires and more, as well as hundreds of fantastic independent coffee shops, Project Waterfall is proud to say that this fundraising has also helped the charity to reach the milestone of having given over £1 million to date to coffee communities in need!

From Top Left: Caffè Nero, Bison Coffee in York, JACS in Amersham, Steam Yard in Sheffield. 

Activities in coffee shops across the country ranged from Guess the Beans competitions to raffles, parties, and even a sponsored beard shave! We wouldn't have raised these valuable funds without the customers who go in every day to support their local businesses, giving back to those in coffee growing communities at the other end of the supply chain. 

This year, funds raised have been used on the first year of a four year project in the Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia, in partnership with WaterAid. 

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Each toilet block, each tap and each reservoir present an opportunity for another young person, single mother or doting father to chase their goals with a healthy and active mind and body.

Here are the facilities that will be implemented over the next four years, alongside community programmes such as health clubs and management courses, so that this important work continues to serve these communities long into the future. 

From the furthest highlands of Scotland; to the coasts of Northern Ireland; to the valleys in Wales; and to the Southern tip of England, the coffee community of the UK has really come together this year to celebrate great coffee and goodwill! Thank you!

UK Coffee Week 2019 will take place 29 April - 5 May, and registrations for independent coffee shops will open at the beginning of October. All funds raised from UK Coffee Week 2019 will continue to support the project in Jabi Tehnan. We'll see you then!