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WHO WE ARE

Turtle Dove Cambridge supports existing organisations in empowering young women aged between 15 and 23. We work with young women who are seeking to improve their confidence in a supportive and fun environment. Many are currently not in education, employment or training or are at risk of falling into this category. Others struggle with issues surrounding their mental health. We aim to offer all of them a sense of achievement through improving their skill set and connections with the community.

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OUR SERVICES

We offer the young women we work with experience in our team, providing assistance at events across the city. Tasks vary per event, from serving catering to helping with set-up. This unique service offers individuals, charities and private companies the opportunity to gain access to affordable help at their events – whilst our young women learn invaluable skills that help enrich and strengthen their lives professionally and personally.

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Turtle Dove Cambridge also host their own community events and workshops. These are mostly with older people in the community accessing day centres and residential homes. Events of note include their intergenerational tea dances and art workshops that have benefited both the young women as well as the older attendees who may experience issues such as dementia and social isolation.

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CASE STUDY

Maria’s Story

When asked what’s the best thing she’s gotten out of working with Turtle Dove, Maria doesn’t hesitate before answering: “Confidence” she says, with the kind of self-assuredness that makes you realise it’s true.  “I’ve met loads of different people at the events.  Before, I never would have dared talk to them, but now I talk to people all the time.”  However, Maria hasn’t always found dealing with new situations and a professional environment this easy.

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