I purchased the coffee house in July 2019 after previously working at a large Law firm in Canterbury.
The opportunity came along and I was in need of a change and an investment so I thought why not?
Having previous experience as a business manager, a love of coffee and talking too much I felt that this could be a challenge I would enjoy!
In my spare time I run Missing Cats and Strays in Thanet which is an organisation I set up in 2011 which helps reunite missing cats in the Thanet and surrounding areas whilst establishing stray cats, treating them, and finding them homes.
We have reunited well over 1000 cats happily with their owners, and have fundraised in order to buy traps, cameras, carriers in order to trap cats and dogs that have strayed.
Missing Dogs and Strays in Thanet is a sister site which I also co founded after the success of Missing cats. Together we all work together in order to reunite animals with their owners.
Please visit our Facebook pages for more information if you are interested:)
Every year I organise the Thanet Pug a thon which has taken place at King George VI park in Ramsgate since 2015. It Is a mass 'Grumble' of pugs which meet, have a picnic, play games, raffles, fancy dress all in the name of charity for a local Dog rescue in Thanet.
Each year it gets bigger and bigger and we have had up to 500 people attend with their pug dogs.
All friendly dogs are welcome, along with families who can browse the various stalls we have - many small business owners are invited to host their stalls, doggy related or otherwise.
If you are interested in The Thanet Pug a Thon please look us up on our facebook page Thanet Pug a Thon.
Academy FM Thanet is Thanet's local community radio station and provides not only a great range of music, but also advertises many small business owners, events, and interviews key community members without the Thanet area. It is a charity and gains funds from grants, advertising and of course the fundraising team! Over the past few years I have helped organise events such as Afternoon Vintage Tea Party, A charity fashion show with Oasis Domestic Abuse charity and a music quiz held at none other than The Proper Coffee House itself!