Fairshot Cafe

OUR STORY

Our founder on how Fair Shot began...

THE BEGINNING

Alongside a group of family friends from her parish community, Bianca's parents helped set up a support group for families with children with a learning disability called Friends for Friends.

Growing up as part of this community from a very young age, Bianca was able to appreciate everyone's differences and unique qualities, as well as the importance of kindness.

TEN YEARS AGO

Bianca took her friend, Zachary, who happens to be autistic, for a picnic with a good friend. They started talking about their dream jobs and Zachary – a self-confessed cheese lover – said that he wanted to open up a “fully cheese-based restaurant”.

THE TURNING POINT

This was the first instance Bianca put herself in Zach's shoes, and started wondering: why is it truly so difficult for young adults with learning disabilities to obtain and maintain employment?

Later that day, Bianca sat her family down and told them she was going to open a cafe for for young adults with learning disabilities.

AND SO, FAIR SHOT WAS BORN

It stayed in Bianca’s mind for a while until she turned 23 and thought it was now or never. She quit her job in International Development and NGOs, and started working in a cafe whilst working on her Fair Shot business plan.

EVERYONE DESERVES A FAIR SHOT

It has certainly been a journey which has pushed her, but she's so proud of how far she has come in 3 years and the people she has worked with to make Fair Shot a reality. She cannot wait to see what the future holds for Fair Shot and our trainees!

Bianca and the Fair Shot team all have an ineffable passion and motivation to fight for equal opportunities and to give people with learning disabilities a real chance at obtaining and maintaining employment.

Bianca believes that to fight for their rights is to fight for the justice and prosperity of everyone.

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