How Does the Bakery, Fitness Events, Workshops, Support Services and Advocacy work tie into 9 Tea Cups?

image borrowed from tay.kotaku.com.

image borrowed from tay.kotaku.com.

We have two passions in life:

1. Helping people

2. Food

Not necessarily, always in that order. Sometimes they have an equal weighting, sometimes no-one needs our help so food takes precedent.

On top of that, all of the team have food allergies and/or intolerances. We know what it’s like to go out and get presented with the menu specifically for people with food allergies and intolerances, while we peer over the shoulder of our non-food allergy or food intolerance friends. To us, food is magic. But the limitations that occur when you learn that you have food allergies and/or food intolerances can feel like a little bit of that magic has been taken away.

So we wanted to create a service that meant that people with dietary restrictions could still enjoy food without worrying about painful or life-threatening repercussions.

Great, you say, but how does that tie into the social skills workshops, advocacy, pro bono work, support sessions, body image workshops, signposting and fitness events?

Simple, our aim is to empower and inspire. We assign a minimum of ten percent of our net profits towards the work we do as a social enterprise. In reality, a greater amount of our net profits goes into subsidising the work that we do but it fluctuates.

So, in conclusion, scrap our breakdown of life passions. It’s more simple than that: we really love making people feel happy, included and empowered.

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