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Patrizia La Macchia, Hazel Thompson, Elke Harrison, Paul Murphy (chief of the Far North Coast Financial Planning Association), Paul Spooner (GM of BBCC) and Sue Grice (GM Future2 foundation). Photo Jeff ‘Double Shot’ Dawson

Patrizia La Macchia, Hazel Thompson, Elke Harrison, Paul Murphy (chief of the Far North Coast Financial Planning Association), Paul Spooner (GM of BBCC) and Sue Grice (GM Future2 foundation). Photo Jeff ‘Double Shot’ Dawson

The Community Table Cafe & Bar, in the courtyard at the Byron Community Centre, has received $5,000 from Future2 foundation to help local youth develop skills and improve their employment prospects.

Cafe manager Amanda Gorr said, ‘The Community Table provides training free of charge and has helped many young men and women since its first round of funding from Future2 foundation in 2011.’

Earlier this month Stephanie, who battled drugs and alcohol throughout most of her young life, told guests at a Future2 foundation event in Sydney Convention Centre how the Community Table had given her life meaning at a time when she needed it.

She is now employed as manager of the cafe and has been drug and alcohol free for three and a half years.

The Community Table Cafe is  open Tuesdays to Fridays, catering for up to 250 people.  It recently partnered with the Byron Youth House to extend its training services to financially and socially disadvantaged youth throughout the region.

Future2 is a philanthropic initiative of the Foundation of the Financial Planning Association. If you would like to be a part of the program email [email protected]  or visit www.future2foundation.org.au.


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