What a year it has been for Rumbletums! We kick started the year with a piece on BBC East Midlands today and have ended it on receiving an award from The Houses of Parliament for the most Inspirational Community Group. Words can’t describe how proud we are to receive such an award.
So here comes the thank yous. First of all a big thank you to Anna Soubry who has always supported Rumbletums and put our name forward for the award. Secondly thank you to the amazing board of Trustees who first conceived the idea of Rumbletums and still continue to nurture the project and make it what it is today. A HUGE thank you to our fantastic staff and volunteer team whom each and every single day offer their time, skills, kindness and the understanding of what our young people need. . We of course need to mention our brilliant customers who support the cafe and everything that the project stands for.
But… Lastly and most importantly a huge thank you to our fantastic group of trainees whom on a daily basis show dedication, willingness but what impress us the most is the utter determination to learn new life and work skills whatever their ability.
Let’s see what 2017 has to offer!
Rumbletums Cafe & Training Project
would like to appoint up to FOUR
between now and the 31st October 2016
Rumbletums is a registered charity and our trustees make sure the organisation is running well and is doing what it was set up to do. This includes ensuring that we:
- set the overall strategic direction, aims and objectives for Rumbletums
- adopt the highest standards of governance in all we do
- have the money we need
- spend our money sensibly, on the activities it was raised for
- follow the law, including preparing reports and accounts to send to the Charity Commission
- don’t break the rules in our governing document (our constitution, trust deed or articles)
As a trustee of Rumbletums, you will use your skills and experience to make sure the organisation runs efficiently, to sustain and further develop our services and activities and to support and advise the staff team as and when necessary or appropriate. And you will joining a successful social enterprise already delivering valuable training to young adults with learning disabilities but with the potential to do much more in the future.
Rumbletums is also a company limited by guarantee and so anyone appointed as a trustee will also become a director of the company. The maximum personal liability attached to this is £10.
If you are interested in applying to become a trustee of Rumbletums (Kimberley) Ltd, please contact Derek Gardiner on 0115 9177944 for an informal chat or for more information and an application form.
We celebrated our 5th birthday on the 2nd of July 2016.
It was the opportunity for faces old and new to celebrate the success of what Rumbletums has achieved over the last five years and to thank everybody for their support over the years, staff, trustees, volunteers, customers and of course our fabulous trainees!
It was a great turn out and customers enjoyed a slice of our delicious birthday cake.
As we were so busy we didn’t have the chance to take many photos, but see a few below.
Finally here’s to many more years serving the community and empowering our young people.
Our next little venture… Toilet Twinning!
(Information below from http://www.toilettwinning.org/)
‘Here’s the thing… 2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. That’s more than a third of the people on the planet.
We decided that was bang out of order…
So we invented Toilet Twinning. Now, you can get excited about life-changing long-drops!
By twinning your toilet, you help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.’
Rumbletums has decided it’s time to twin our loo’s too! So if you feel like spending a penny with us, watch our for a donation pot in the toilet to help us raise money to twin our toilets!
On Thursday the 14th of January, Rumbletums welcomed BBC East Midlands to the cafe to do some filming on behalf of Sports Relief.
During summer 2015 Rumbletums received a grant of money from Comic Relief to help to employ two very important staff members, our Support Workers.Our Support Workers are here primarily for our young adults with learning difficulties who are embarking on their training to ensure top quality support and guidance at all times.
Please see link below for the footage:
It’s important to us here at Rumbletums to ensure that the cafe is always a warm and comfortable area for our customers. Over the Christmas period our fantastic group of trustees have spent some time decorating the cafe and redesigning the way we display our delicious cakes!
This has been funded through various way- the cafe revenue, family, friends and customer donations.
Most recently we have been chosen to be ‘Charity of the Year’ by local Heanor based company Cullum Detuners LTD. Which from their Christmas Raffle they have raised an amazing £600 for us, which we are extremely grateful for. Some of this money will be put towards the refurbishment as we still have our foyer area to decorate and for new ventures that Rumbletums will embark on throughout 2016.
So a huge thank you to everybody who has contributed, even if it was just putting your pennies in our famous whale!
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For many of our Trainees who make use of the project, their end goal when leaving is to continue leading full varied and enriched lives which involves striving for employment or different volunteering opportunities.
We are pleased to announce that two of our Trainees have found their calling in life! Victoria and Jenny have begun on the career ladder and we are absolutely over the moon for them both.
Jenny has begun working at Marks and Spencer’s and Victoria as a Midday Supervisor in primary school environment.
Rumbletums has given them the confidence and a strong foundation for them to take forward with them in all future career prospects. This has been teamed with the sheer determination of Jenny and Victoria and their families all leading to the perfect end result of employment!
We want to wish them the very best of luck (although i’m sure they don’t need it) in their current job roles and for the future.
Rumbletums is very happy to announce that we have just recruited our 6th new member of staff to join the team.
Angela has been a volunteer with us since early 2015 and will be to be supporting our trainees in the kitchen who are embarking on their training.
We are very excited to be adding a 6th member of staff thanks to funding from Comic Relief. The funding allows us to continue with the excellent progress that Rumbletums has made over the past four years and ensures that we continue to build on the strong foundations are already in place.
We want to wish Angela well in joining us to improve the lives of young people with learning difficulties.