Marley Coffee teams up with Crisis and Switchback charities to help young people

16 August 2012 by
Marley Coffee teams up with Crisis and Switchback charities to help young people

Marley Coffee, founded by Bob Marley's son Rohan, has joined forces with charities Crisis and Switchback to help local young people excluded from the labour market back into the workplace to re-skill. The initiative is aimed particularly at ex-offenders, care leavers and those with experience of homelessness.

The young people will be given expert hands-on training and paid work opportunities as Marley Coffee hits the road with its Piaggio Coffee Cart at music festivals and events throughout the UK this summer, including the Jamaican-themed Puma Yard, the reopening of Marley Way in Brixton, the One Love Reggae Festival and the Notting Hill Carnival.

Project co-ordinators Miranda La Crette and Andy Gold, said: "This is a great opportunity for local people to access employment and education whilst experiencing new challenges".

Representing Marley Coffee UK, Guy Wilmot, operations manager at Blue Mountain Coffee (Europe), said: "Marley Coffee, as a brand, strives to support communities and the environment through organic, sustainable and ethical practices - with a proportion of all profits going to relevant charitable foundations. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Crisis and Switchback as part of a long term commitment to help drive positive change, self belief and encouragement."

By Lisa Jenkins

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