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Here at Turtle Dove Cambridge, we, like everyone else, are facing the impact of  COVID-19 and how it is affecting the work we do.

Sadly we are in a position where all events have been cancelled or postponed and as a result our income has dramatically reduced.

It is no exaggeration to say that we have lost thousands of pounds in cancelled bookings and opportunities due to the effects of COVID19.

This virus will not stop our determination to continue our work in the future and we are spending a lot of this time planning and preparing for the post COVID19 rebuilding of life.

Please show us your support by donating at: peoplesfundraising.com/donation/TurtleDoveCambridge

Many thanks,
Kate and the Turtle Dove team


Turtle Dove Cambridge supports existing organisations in empowering women between the ages of 14 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, training, or are at risk of falling into this category.



Here at Turtle Dove Cambridge, we offer both a service to young women as well as the wider the community through offering a team for events, restaurants, and more.

By booking our team, using our vintage china, hiring our van, referring young women onto our schools programme, or standard youth support, you are enabling access to remarkable opportunities for young women in Cambridge!



We have been endorsed, how exciting!

The Institute of Hospitality has endorsed our Alternative Education programme and the “Turtle Dove Cambridge Certificate in Introduction to Hospitality Operations” young women can gain with us.

See their news feature on us here.

Head over to our Education Programme page for more information and how to refer.

As the industry opens up and lockdown eases, we look forward to launching this part of our work again with local partners Cambscuisine.



Alicia’s Story

When Turtle Dove Co-Founder and Managing Director Kate Nation first met Alicia she saw in her a young woman being punished for her ex-boyfriend’s behaviour. It was clear that if it hadn’t have been for him Alicia would be in a very different place. He had been a huge injustice in her life and had held her back for too long. Nevertheless, Kate saw a “spark” in Alicia and knew that she had huge potential.