Entries by kirsten

Prevention is better than cure

Last autumn we received a wonderful email from Major Stan M Hardy, Deputy Lieutenant, West Yorkshire  and we wanted to share it with you. Thanks so much for your support Stan! “Prevention is better than cure is an adage which is almost as old as the hills but no less true for being old. It’s more […]

Commissioner Community Grant Scheme funding

The Commissioner Community Grant Scheme has offered us a fund of £2,500 to train 10 ex-offenders as part of our ‘Cascade Jumpstart into Safer Communities’ project. This fund will help 10 ex-offenders to improve their literacy and numeracy and will significantly improve their employability, moving them closer to work. This will include: Literacy where learners […]

Moto in the Community Trust gives us a boost!

Moto in the Community Trust, the charitable arm of Moto Hospitality, the UK’s leading motorway service area provider, has made a donation of £1,000 to The Cascade Foundation. The donation will enable our Cascade Foundation mentors to teach and support even more learners who have dyslexia, head injury or other learning difficulties and support them […]

The Cascade Community Café is open for business!

Our very first community café is now open and providing employment and work experience opportunities for local people with learning disabilities and head injuries. The Cascade Community Café is based at our Health & Learning Hub on Marshgate in Doncaster and is run by experienced chef, Paul Sanderson, and Cascade learners. Following a unprovoked attack […]

Michael cascades with success

Michael Thompson will never forget the day he met Jackie Hewitt-Main OBE, founder of The Cascade Foundation, during the very first week of his 14-month custodial sentence at HMP Doncaster. The History graduate from Greater Manchester stood out from many of his fellow prisoners with his University education and calm, friendly demeanour. Within five minutes […]

HRH Duke of York Community Initiative Award!

We’ve won an HRH Duke of York Community Initiative Award! 12 months ago we won funding from Efficiency North for delivering a high level of social value within the Doncaster community. This ensured a place for The Cascade Foundation on the Duke’s awards shortlist. Explains Jackie Hewitt-Main OBE, founder and CEO of The Cascade Foundation: […]

Cascade supports undergrad research

We were delighted to welcome Pam Batchelor, an undergraduate studying Criminology at The University of Surrey, to the Cascade Health & Learning Hub recently. Pam, who hails all the way from sunny Colorado in the US but has spent the last 25 years here in the UK, is undertaking her thesis this term and the […]

CSJ Awards 2018 – what a great event!

Our founder, Jackie Hewitt-Main OBE and Sue Blackburn, one of our long standing trustees and key supporters, have spent an evening in London at the prestigious Centre for Social Justice Awards 2018. The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) was established as an independent think-tank in 2004 to put social justice at the heart of British […]

A celebration lunch

We had to celebrate Jackie’s OBE in style at The Cascade Health & Learning Hub in Doncaster and what better way than with a full Sunday dinner on a Friday lunchtime?! Huge thanks to volunteer and top chef Carol and her team of Cascade helpers. The food was delicious and there were clean plates all […]