10 days 6 hours and 55 minutes
6 years ago today I graduated with my degree in Art Direction.
The day I graduated I realised that as much as I loved the world of communication and design, there had to be more to life than coming up with creative concepts to sell cars, phones and clothes.
I've always wondered what the world would look like if community groups, charities and not for profit organisations had the budgets big brands had to get out their message, promote their causes and solve the problems the world faces.
Bearpit Social was a way for us to experiment with this. What if we could serve good coffee and food made with love not only driven by profit margins to drive social change? What if you could create a space where people felt safe in a 'no-go zone'? Where all walks of life could cross each other's path and engage in conversation? What if ideas would come to life over coffee with strangers?
Essentially, that's what we are about. We love what we do. We feel like we've come a long way, but the road ahead is still pretty steep and this time we are asking for your help.
Please help us spread the word, make a pledge, help us to keep fighting to make the Bearpit social, more welcoming, more safe.