Social Enterprises help pay the bills

In order to ensure our children get the best possible care, despite the challenges of raising funds, JCH has embarked on several income generating projects.

Book & Food Fair
Following the success of our first Book & Food Fair on 4 December last year we’ll be holding this event quarterly. Look out for the next fair towards the end of March, and be sure to pop in for a huge selection of second hand books, homemade blueberry jam and bottled chillies, together with herbs and vegetables fresh from our garden.

Charity Shop
Our Thrift Up shop is slowly picking up again following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. However, we are struggling to stock the shelves with good quality donations. If you’re having a clean out, please donate your unwanted goods in good condition to us! Our Thrifting Thursdays have become popular with bargain hunters and we have a number of regular bulk buyers who snap up toys, linen and clothing for resale.

64 Reasons Book Club
Our Book Club meets monthly in the Westcott Hall. In October, we hosted the author of ‘Generations’, Jasper Cloete. Ntando Makwela, author of ‘The Dynamic Kid’, was our guest in November.

Venue Hire
Another of our income generating enterprises is hiring out the Westcott Hall for business seminars, church meetings and yoga classes. Contact us for bookings.

Buy books online
Six teenagers have received training in a customised ecommerce project facilitated by our IT and maths tutor. The plan is to move our bookshop into the digital sphere by offering an online store, which will be managed by the youngsters. Keep an eye on our social media pages for news of the launch!

Thanks to a donation of bottles from CONSOL, our kitchen staff have made blueberry jam and bottled chillies in garlic (pictured above), to add to the range of fresh veggies and herbs available on Market Day, the Book & Food Fair and through our Thrift Up Charity Shop.