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ThinkForward and Bird & Blend ChariTEA partnership – developing young people’s employabiliTEA

We were delighted to be Bird & Blend’s ChariTEA partner for April to June. We had a lot of fun working with the amazing team  and meeting some of their wonderful customers through a virtual tea break.

Our young people took part in an inspiring and informative online Q&A with Bird & Blend founder, Krisi, to learn more about entrepreneurship. It was a brilliant session for anyone interested in setting up their own business or who just wanted to learn more about what it takes to be successful at work.

Young people on our programme also got involved in Bird & Blend’s PosTEA campaign, writing letters to people feeling isolated during the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope the letters, along with a lovely gift of tea, will give people a bit of a boost during these still difficult times.

Bird & Blend customers raised funds for ThinkForward by buying the Mint Choc Roobios tea, with proceeds donated to our work. The money will go towards our work with young people, supporting them to raise their aspirations, develop their skills for work and life, and achieve a better and brighter future.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone at Bird & Blend, especially founder Krisi, customer experience manager Georgina and the team at the Islington store in London who nominated us for the partnership.

If you or your company are interested in developing a partnership with ThinkForward, please get in touch with partnerships@thinkforward.org.uk. We would love to hear from you! You find out more about how to get support us here.