Rusty’s Coffee Club was created in 2020 after realising that the temporary absence of coffee shops was detrimental to meeting spaces, contributing to social isolation issues. We set about creating a method to safely take coffee outside where people could meet, whilst also holding a mindset of creating workplace opportunities. In 2022 we became a collaborator of Colt Enterprise and set about transforming their previously unoccupied mill space. Our coffee sommelier and consultant, Ingrid, has become a much-loved barista training specialist and has nurtured a fantastic team of highly professional baristas, building their confidence.
Our goal is to further the offer of support to our workshop-trained baristas and give further opportunities to develop their skill set and build on confidence. We will work alongside Project Colt and the Enterprise collaborators and continue to deliver an element of the Inspire and Achieve Programme encompassing the Change of Lifestyle Training by making all participants feel valued, giving them purpose, and allowing them to grow.
We will further develop the brand of Rusty’s Coffee Club which quite simply is “more than just coffee”.
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I am a mother and a maker. I sewed, knitted and created from an early age, inspired by my own mother and grandmothers. My passion for textiles was nurtured in secondary school by an inspirational teacher. After gaining a degree in Fashion Design, I followed a digital career in clothing design. A long fertility journey and a battle with chronic fatigue syndrome brought a halt to my original career path as I had to focus on my health and wellbeing. This healing journey led me to new pathways, ideas and ways of thinking. I make words spill out from my brain onto a page, I make art on a canvas, hand stitched embroideries, create felt fabric from wool fibres, random things with wire and make collages with inspiring words. Intuitive creative work, healing from within. The physical process of making all of these “things” helps me to navigate my way through life. I use creativity to process my inner world. To create, dream, develop, recharge and try to make sense of life. To re-energise through creative energy, so I can return to motherhood a better mother. It is the oxygen I need to breathe. Without it I lose an integral part of my identity.Instagram: @lucyardenmotherartist
Heartfelt Treasures encourages self-belief and self-esteem through workshops and arts & crafts. I started crafting in 2013 and have slowly built up a customer base by trading at markets and fayres.
I like to try my hand at lots of different crafts but especially love decoupage. There are so many different decoupage techniques and all of them are fun to do. I have run a few craft sessions here at Colt and love teaching people how to let their creative juices flow! I am looking forward to bringing more craft sessions in the future.
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We are a married retired couple with between
us experience in NHS Management and teaching vulnerable adults. We have a
passion for antiques and vintage items. We currently run a concession selling
vintage clothes (pre the year 2000) and up-cycled quirky items.
Our next step is to join the volunteer programme and use some of our working and life experiences to good use. As collaborators we would love to facilitate some well-being walks aimed at all abilities. Walking in small groups enables people to open up, feel more confident, share life experiences and generally feel better about themselves. It’s good for our mental health as well as our physical. In addition, we would like to offer some general knowledge quizzes, with the emphasis on fun and not too taxing.
We believe if we all do our bit, we can all make a difference.